OneBeacon America Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal court Wednesday to declare it has no duty to defend or indemnify the city of Zion, Ill., and two officials in a $10.7 million suit over an alleged stadium construction scam because its policy excludes coverage for intentional rights violations.
New York Democrats pushing for a state constitutional amendment to legalize sports gambling on Thursday said the move would whack $38 billion a year from organized crime but warned that the effort requires federal coordination and help from the state's attorney general.
A News Corp. unit will overtake sports network ESPN Inc.'s 50 percent stake in ESPN Star Sports, a bundle of channels that offer sports coverage to viewers in Asia, breaking up a 16-year joint venture between the two, the companies said Wednesday.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the Federal Insurance Co. for now must provide a defense for Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach facing criminal and civil charges that he molested young boys, under the policy it issued but would be exempt from covering damages.
An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their alleged participation in a program that rewarded players for knocking out their opponents, rejecting claims brought by the players' union.
A Washington federal judge refused Monday to force Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to testify in Roger Clemens' perjury trial, saying Issa's previous criticism of a 2008 congressional probe into Major League Baseball steroid use isn't an adequate challenge of the investigation's legitimacy.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday disbarred a real estate attorney for Dick's Sporting Goods who was sentenced in January to five years in prison for funneling $2 million in developer kickbacks to an executive at the retail giant.
A Texas federal judge threw out most of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s racial bias suit against sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC on Thursday, finding the EEOC failed to make its case for a pattern or practice of discrimination.
The NCAA on Wednesday lambasted Bill Russell's allegations that the league violated antitrust law and conspired with Electronic Arts Inc. to improperly profit off player likenesses, saying the former basketball great's class action is filled with ploys to garner media attention.
Nike Inc. on Thursday announced it will drop two of its wholly owned affiliates, leather footwear line Cole Haan and soccer apparel-centric Umbro, to hone its focus on other segments of its business, including its namesake brand.
A California congressman and federal prosecutors told a Washington federal judge Wednesday that the legislator's skeptical comments to the media in 2008 about the congressional probe into Major League Baseball steroid use shouldn't be discussed in Roger Clemens' perjury trial.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed objections Friday in two lawsuits brought against the state over a law allowing residents' income taxes to help fund a $220 million hockey arena in Allentown, saying the plaintiffs should sue the city itself.
A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit by a proposed class of retired National Football League players claiming the players' union sold them out in last year's collective bargaining agreement negotiations, finding the union owed no duty to the retirees.
Major League Baseball's online broadcaster and political pundit Glenn Beck's production company were sued Friday in Texas federal court by a patent-holding company that alleges they used protected technology to provide media content over wireless networks.
Beth A. Wilkinson does not consider it an honor or a privilege to represent major corporations like tobacco giant Altria Group Inc., drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. or even the National Football League — at least, you'll never hear her tell a jury that.
Nike Inc. on Thursday beat allegations it infringed a clothing company's trademarks by using them in a promotion for the U.S. men's soccer team after a California federal judge found that Nike had first used the disputed slogan and that the marks were therefore invalid.
While prosecutors hoped former Major League Baseball player David Segui would tell jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Thursday that he knew former trainer Brian McNamee kept evidence of Clemens' steroid use, his poor memory turned his testimony into a bust.
A former University of California Los Angeles basketball star lodged a $10 million defamation suit against Time Inc. and a Sports Illustrated reporter in California state court on Wednesday, claiming a recent article inaccurately portrayed the player as a disrespectful and violent bully.
A California federal judge on Tuesday found that a group of ex-professional football players could not collect licensing royalties allegedly owed by their union, ruling the athletes couldn't establish the same fiduciary relationship that led to a $26 million settlement in a related class action.
The National Football League Players Association on Wednesday hit the league with a $3 billion suit claiming the owners conspired to set secret salary caps in the 2010 season, when team payrolls were supposed to be uncapped.