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  • August 19, 2013

    Fla. County Kills $98M Washington Nationals Stadium Plan

    The Washington Nationals' hopes of moving their spring training base to Kissimmee, Fla., were cut short Monday night when the Osceola Board of County Commissioners voted down a proposal to build a $98 million stadium for the Major League Baseball club.

  • August 19, 2013

    YouTube Rips Soccer League In 2nd Circ. Copyright Case

    Google Inc.'s YouTube urged the Second Circuit on Thursday to bar England's top soccer league and others from filing an amicus brief in Viacom International Inc.'s $1 billion copyright appeal, blasting the brief as an end-run around appellate procedure.

  • August 19, 2013

    NCAA Can't Dodge Antitrust Suit Over Scholarship Cap

    An Indiana federal judge refused to dismiss an antitrust class action over the NCAA's scholarship cap, ruling Friday that former Gardner-Webb University quarterback John Rock had sufficiently defined a relevant market in an amended version of his complaint.

  • August 19, 2013

    Hospira Can't Shake Ex-USC Player's Pain Med Claims

    A California judge refused Monday to toss an ex-University of Southern California football player's suit against Hospira Inc., ruling the plaintiff adequately pled claims that the drugmaker didn't warn of the risks of a painkiller that allegedly gave him a heart attack.

  • August 19, 2013

    Atty Should Forfeit $5M From NFLer's Stock Scheme, US Says

    U.S. prosecutors told a Florida federal judge Friday that a California attorney should forfeit $5.4 million he received by participating in an alleged scheme with former NFL player Willie Gault and others to artificially inflate a heart-monitoring device company's stock.

  • August 16, 2013

    Funder Of Calif. Arena Petition Revealed In Loeb & Loeb Row

    A Seattle investor who tried to buy the Sacramento Kings was revealed Friday as the source of a payment backing a petition on funding for a proposed Sacramento arena, after Loeb & Loeb LLP was sued on Thursday by a California campaign regulator seeking that information.

  • August 16, 2013

    Portis Leads 83 Players In NFL Concussion Suit In Miami

    Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida federal court by 84 former NFL players over the league's responsibility for head injuries suffered during their careers.

  • August 16, 2013

    Fund Honchos See Dollar Signs In Sports Team Market

    The recent acquisition of the NHL's New Jersey Devils is the latest in a string of purchases of U.S. pro sports franchises by hedge and private equity fund managers, sports law partners said Friday.

  • August 16, 2013

    Fla. Court Reverses $10M Award In Football Death Case

    A Florida state appellate court on Friday reversed a $10 million jury award to the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died after a practice, ruling the school's athletics association was entitled to limited sovereign immunity from the suit.

  • August 16, 2013

    PE-Backed Authentic Brands Picks Up Spyder Active Sports

    Private equity-backed Authentic Brands Group LLC absorbed leading ski and snow apparel company Spyder Active Sports Inc., marking its jump into the outdoor and winter markets as it looks to expand its portfolio and geographic reach, the New York-based company said on Friday.

  • August 16, 2013

    BHP Could Face US Enforcement Action In Corruption Probe

    U.S. authorities have ramped up a probe of BHP Billiton Ltd., informing the Australian mining giant that they've identified issues relating to terminated projects and the company's sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics that could lead to enforcement actions over possible violations of anti-corruption laws, BHP said Friday.

  • August 15, 2013

    Barclays Center Developer Lands LI Hockey Stadium Rebuild

    A group of real estate firms led by Barclays Center developer Forest City Ratner Cos. will redevelop the dilapidated Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, beating out the developers of Madison Square Garden for the 100 percent privately funded project, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced Thursday.

  • August 15, 2013

    Blackstone, Apollo Execs Pay $320M For NJ Devils

    A group led by Blackstone Group LP's David Blitzer and Apollo Global Management LLC's Joshua Harris has closed the acquisition of the NHL's New Jersey Devils for a reported $320 million, including the team's operating interest at its Newark arena, the Devils announced Thursday.

  • August 14, 2013

    Helmet Makers Brace For Litigation Over Concussion Claims

    A lawsuit against the NFL may be hogging the headlines now, but the future of concussion litigation will revolve more around false advertising actions against manufacturers of helmets and other athletic equipment, which continue to make questionable claims about the products' ability to reduce concussion risks, attorneys say.

  • August 14, 2013

    Miami Couple Sues Bar Over Deck Collapse During Heat Game

    A Miami couple on Tuesday sued the owners of a local sports bar for failing to properly maintain a waterfront deck that collapsed in June while patrons were watching the Miami Heat play Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

  • August 14, 2013

    O'Melveny Accused Of Lying In School Sex Abuse Case

    Former Brooklyn Poly Prep Country Day School students who were allegedly sexually abused by a school football coach are claiming O'Melveny & Myers LLP repeatedly lied to New York federal judges about results from a school investigation into the matter, according to a lawsuit filed Sunday.

  • August 13, 2013

    Modell's Sporting Goods Hit With ADA Class Action

    Modell's Sporting Goods Inc. was hit last week with a putative class action filed in Pennsylvania federal court by a man who says the chain discriminates against customers with impaired mobility with inaccessible parking and restrooms at several New Jersey and Pennsylvania Modell's locations.

  • August 12, 2013

    Gossip Site Denied Immunity In Ex-Bengals Cheerleader's Suit

    A Kentucky federal judge Monday said a gossip website that recently lost a defamation trial against a former pro football cheerleader did not deserve immunity under the Communications Decency Act because the site's creator allegedly contributed to the defamatory posts.

  • August 12, 2013

    Canada Tire Closes $85M Buy Of PE-Backed Pro Hockey Life

    The sports retailer subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. has completed the acquisition of private equity-backed Pro Hockey Life Sport Inc. for $85 million, picking up a nationwide sports retailer with nearly $100 million in annual revenues, Canadian Tire said Monday.

  • August 12, 2013

    GenCorp Settles Suit Over Tennis Factory Pollution

    GenCorp Inc., Penn Racquet Sports Inc. and HTM USA Holdings Inc. have settled a suit lodged by the state of Arizona over environmental cleanup costs at their Phoenix tennis ball manufacturing facility, Arizona Assistant Attorney General Anthony Young said Monday.