Sports

  • October 7, 2008

    CBS Tackles NFL Rights To Player Statistics

    In its antitrust suit against the National Football League Players Association over the use of player statistics in fantasy sports leagues, CBS Interactive Inc. has asked a federal judge to declare that the First Amendment supersedes the NFLPA's right to the publicity of player statistics.

  • October 1, 2008

    Dick's Sporting Exec Hit With Insider Trading Suit

    The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday accused a senior executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. of insider trading and charged a collection of friends who acted on his tip with illegally trading the stock of a company Dick's acquired.

  • October 2, 2008

    Asics Files Trademark Suit Against Dolce & Gabbana

    Sportswear maker Asics Corp. is suing high-end fashion designer Dolce & Gabbana SRL for selling shoes with a stripe design similar to Asics' athletic shoes.

  • September 30, 2008

    Sprint, DirecTV Sued Over Wireless Sports Broadcasts

    A patent-holding company has sued several media and entertainment companies, including the National Football League, Sprint Nextel Corp. and DirecTV Group Inc., over two patents for broadcasting events to hand-held devices within a venue.

  • September 18, 2008

    WWE Claims May Be Barred By Agreement: Judge

    Finding that attorneys for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. have made conflicting claims about a key piece of evidence in two different cases accusing toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc. of bribery and antitrust violations, a federal judge has reconsidered his earlier ruling that WWE's claims were not precluded by an agreement made between the parties before the case was filed.

  • September 12, 2008

    AT&T Files Unfair Competition Complaint Against Cox

    AT&T Inc. has shot off a complaint with federal regulators that accuses Cox Communications Inc. of engaging in unfair competition by blocking AT&T’s video-programming service from broadcasting San Diego Padres baseball games.

  • September 11, 2008

    Appeals Court Keeps Ball In Play For NFL Suit

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a ruling that the National Football League violated Pennsylvania's rights of publicity law when it used the voice of a sports broadcasting legend in a broadcast but has remanded the Lanham Act claims in the same case.

  • September 11, 2008

    NFL Players Inc. Hits Back At CBS In Fantasy Fight

    NFL Players Inc., the independent marketing arm of the National Football League Players Association, on Tuesday answered CBS Interactive's lawsuit over fantasy football with one of its own.

  • September 10, 2008

    Judge Keeps Athletic Trainers' Antitrust Suit Alive

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc. scored a preliminary victory in federal court Tuesday when a judge refused to dismiss its suit accusing the American Physical Therapy Association of monopolizing the “manual therapy” market.

  • September 8, 2008

    Wachovia Loses Bid To Nix 'Bad Faith' Bankruptcy

    A bankruptcy court has rejected Wachovia Bank NA's attempt to get the Chapter 11 case of environmental remediator and real estate developer EnCap Golf Holdings LLC dismissed, despite Wachovia's assertion that EnCap sought bankruptcy protection in bad faith.

  • September 5, 2008

    CBS Sues NFL For Use Of Stats In Fantasy Football

    CBS Interactive Inc., which operates a number of fantasy sports leagues, has sued the National Football League Players Association, challenging the licensing fees the league wants to charge for player statistics.

  • September 3, 2008

    DOI Pushes To Toss Hunters' Suit Over Polar Bears

    The U.S. Department of the Interior has asked a district court to toss a lawsuit challenging a statement it made in a rule naming the polar bear a threatened species and banning the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada.

  • September 2, 2008

    WWE's State Antitrust Suit Thrown Out Of Ring

    A Connecticut state court has dismissed World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s antitrust lawsuit against toy maker Jakks Pacific Inc., after a parallel federal action accusing the video game maker of bribing two licensing agents was also tossed last year.

  • September 2, 2008

    Sporting Goods Co. Sues USPTO Over Lapsed Patent

    A lacrosse equipment manufacturer has sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over its refusal to reinstate a patent that the company says lapsed after a clerk at its law firm failed to make a maintenance fee payment while suffering from confusion and memory loss related to her terminal AIDS.

  • August 27, 2008

    Makers Of Lacrosse Sticks Sue NCAA Over Rule Change

    A manufacturer and a distributor of men's lacrosse equipment have filed a $30 million antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, claiming that new NCAA rules regarding the shape of lacrosse sticks will devastate their business and unlawfully restrain trade.

  • August 25, 2008

    WWE Seeks To Toss Class Action Out Of Ring

    Three men who used to wrestle for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are tag-teaming in a putative class action that claims the WWE enriched itself at their expense by using “sham” employment contracts. But a lawyer for the WWE said Monday the world-famous wrestling outfit plans to lay the smackdown on the case.

  • August 19, 2008

    Court Says NFL Teams Operate As 'Single Entity'

    An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision that the National Football League did not violate federal antitrust laws when it granted an exclusive licensing agreement for NFL headwear to Reebok International Ltd. because the league operates as a “single entity” that is immune from antitrust scrutiny.

  • August 15, 2008

    NHL Pushes Court To Dismiss MSG's Antitrust Claims

    In an ongoing antitrust dispute between Madison Square Garden, the owners of the New York Rangers and the National Hockey League, the NHL made another push Friday to get the court to throw out the case.

  • August 11, 2008

    Judge OKs $228M Truce Between NCAA, Athletes

    A district judge has greenlighted a proposed settlement in which the National Collegiate Athletic Association would provide a total of $228 million to a class of student athletes who accused the organization of violating antitrust laws by placing a cap on the financial aid student athletes can get in the form of an athletic scholarship.

  • August 11, 2008

    EnCap, Creditors Fight Wachovia Bid To Toss Ch. 11

    Bankrupt environmental remediator and real estate developer EnCap Golf Holdings LLC and its creditors are fighting administrative agent Wachovia Bank NA’s motion to dismiss its Chapter 11 case, claiming the bankruptcy filing is in the best interest of EnCap’s stakeholders.