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  • January 10, 2013

    US Calls Foul On MSR Resort's Ch. 11 Plan

    The U.S. government on Wednesday objected to MSR Resort Golf Course LLC’s Chapter 11 reorganization, saying the resort owner’s planned financial restructuring and portfolio sale was an attempt to dodge responsibility for $331 million in taxable gains.

  • January 10, 2013

    Sandusky Lawyers Ask Judge For New Trial

    Attorneys for former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a Pennsylvania judge Thursday to toss his conviction for child sexual abuse, arguing Sandusky’s defense did not receive sufficient time to review key documents before his trial.

  • January 9, 2013

    Sandusky Insurance Row Is In Wrong Venue, Penn State Says

    Pennsylvania State University told a skeptical state appeals panel Wednesday that an insurance feud over the child molestation scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky should be moved out of Philadelphia, claiming the university’s insurer had “surreptitiously” filed a suit to dodge coverage.

  • January 8, 2013

    MLB Star Wants Gold Glove Trademark Suit Struck Out

    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips told a Missouri federal court Monday that a gold-colored baseball glove made for him by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. does not infringe Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc.'s trademarks, urging the court to throw out Rawlings' claims.

  • January 8, 2013

    Big East Gets Extension To Address Rutgers Suit Over Exit

    The Big East Conference will have until the end of January to respond to Rutgers University's lawsuit to void a 27-month notice period before it can leave the college sports conference as well as a $10 million exit fee, according to a court filing Tuesday.

  • January 8, 2013

    Study Finds No Rise In Dementia For NFL Retirees

    A study published Monday found that the rate of dementia in a group of former NFL players was not different from the rate expected in the general population, results that come as the league attempts to dismiss multidistrict litigation blaming it for retirees' memory problems.

  • January 8, 2013

    NFL Tries To Sack Fan's Suit Over Saints Suspensions

    The National Football League asked a Louisiana federal court Tuesday to throw out a New Orleans Saints fan's putative class action alleging it unfairly diminished the value of Saints tickets by penalizing players and coaches, saying NFL ticket holders' rights are too limited to support the suit.

  • January 8, 2013

    SEC Settles Fraud Allegations Against Ex-NFL Star

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission agreed Monday to settle its claims against former Detroit Lions receiver Michael Farr, who allegedly helped investment adviser Roy Dixon Jr. and his private equity firm steal $3.1 million from three Michigan pension funds.

  • January 8, 2013

    Sandusky Defendants Say State Knew Of Atty Conflict

    Two former Pennsylvania State University administrators charged with covering up sexual abuse committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky argued Friday that the state knew that because of a conflict of interest, they were deprived of their right to counsel prior to going before a grand jury.

  • January 7, 2013

    Pa. Pol Sues NCAA For Oversight Of $60M Penn State Fine

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker asked a state court Monday to stop the National Collegiate Athletic Association from allowing $60 million in fines levied against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal to fund child-abuse prevention programs across the country without state legislative oversight.

  • January 7, 2013

    Pasadena Residents Challenge NFL Rose Bowl Deal

    Several Pasadena, Calif.-area community organizations lodged a suit against the city in state court on Thursday challenging its five-year agreement with the National Football League to allow increased use of the Rose Bowl Stadium, arguing that Pasadena failed to properly account for increased pollution caused by ticket holders and tailgaters.

  • January 7, 2013

    NHL, Players Reach New 10-Year CBA To Save Season

    The National Hockey League and its players' union early Sunday reached a tentative agreement on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement, ending the league's nearly four-month work stoppage and salvaging a shortened 2012-2013 season.

  • January 7, 2013

    EA, Ex-NFL Star Face Copyright Suit Over Game Cover Tattoos

    Electronic Arts Inc. and former NFL running back Ricky Williams were sued recently in Louisiana federal court by a tattoo artist who claims EA used his copyrighted artwork when it put Williams on the cover of its “NFL Street” video game.

  • January 4, 2013

    Market Impact Key To Antitrust Suit Over Penn State Sanctions

    Given long-standing legal precedent against third-party plaintiffs, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust suit challenging NCAA sanctions against Penn State University may not survive long if it is unable to prove the direct impact the penalties would have on the state’s economy, attorneys told Law360 on Friday.

  • January 3, 2013

    NHL Players Want League's Suit Nixed As Lockout Drags On

    The NHL Players' Association on Thursday urged a New York federal judge to dismiss the National Hockey League's class action, which seeks to affirm the legality of team owners' ongoing player lockout, in the event players authorize the NHLPA's executive board to dissolve the union and allow players to pursue antitrust claims against the league.

  • January 3, 2013

    NJ Devils Owner Buys Partners' Shares, Refinances Team Debt

    New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek has purchased the ownership stakes of his onetime partners in the National Hockey League franchise and completed a refinancing of its credit facilities, with CIT Group Inc. acting as the lead arranger, the team announced Thursday.

  • January 3, 2013

    PPR Eyes $156M Sale Of Children And Family Division

    French retailer PPR SA is continuing to narrow its focus to luxury, sports and lifestyle brands, hammering out a €119 million ($156 million) deal that will send its children- and family-focused business line to European investment house Alpha Private Equity Fund 6, PPR said Thursday.

  • January 2, 2013

    Gov. Hits NCAA With Antitrust Suit Over Penn State Sanctions

    Pennsylvania's governor lashed out Wednesday at the National Collegiate Athletic Association with a lawsuit claiming the organization’s sanctions against Pennsylvania State University violated antitrust laws and would cause dire economic harm to both the school and the state’s citizens.

  • January 2, 2013

    NFL Players Lose Fight Over 2010 Salary Cap Collusion

    A Minnesota federal judge on Monday dismissed the NFL Players' Association's claims that the league and team owners conspired to set secret salary caps during the uncapped 2010 season, ruling players waived their legal claims as part of the parties' new collective bargaining agreement.

  • December 21, 2012

    Bills' Vow To Stay In Buffalo Tied To $130M Stadium Fixes

    The Buffalo Bills, one of professional football's small-market teams rumored to have been contemplating a jump to Los Angeles, will be staying put in Western New York in a deal that will see the team get $130 million in stadium upgrades, officials led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.