Sports

  • April 12, 2011

    Judge Won't Move Super Bowl Suit To Texas Court

    Ticket holders to Super Bowl XLV who were denied seats at the game lost a bid Tuesday to have their class action sent back to the Texas state court where it was first filed.

  • April 12, 2011

    Football Icon Claimed $34M In Illegal Losses: Witness

    An accountant for the family of Lamar Hunt testified in New York federal court Tuesday that the late football booster claimed as much as $34 million in losses using allegedly illegal tax shelters marketed by Jenkens & Gilchrist PC lawyers and other professionals.

  • April 12, 2011

    Bingham Sues Dodgers Owner Over Malpractice Threat

    Bingham McCutchen LLP launched a preemptive strike Monday against Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, claiming it did not commit malpractice regarding a marital agreement that could cost him control of the baseball team.

  • April 11, 2011

    Judge Consolidates Super Bowl Class Actions

    A federal judge in Texas consolidated two putative class actions Friday against the National Football League brought by Super Bowl XLV ticket holders who were denied seats and alleged breach of contract and fraud claims.

  • April 11, 2011

    Judge Sends NFL Labor Fight To Mediation

    A Minnesota federal judge on Monday ordered the NFL and its players into mediation to attempt to resolve a proposed antitrust class action over the league’s labor lockout.

  • April 11, 2011

    US Sports Tycoon To Buy Arsenal Soccer Club For $645M

    U.S. billionaire Stan Kroenke announced Monday that he is poised to take ownership of the famed Arsenal soccer franchise in London for £394 million ($645 million).

  • April 11, 2011

    Sports Retailer Modell's Hit With OT Action

    Henry Modell & Co. Inc. was hit with a putative collective and class action in New York on Friday accusing the sporting goods retailer of violating federal and state law by failing to pay assistant store managers overtime wages.

  • April 8, 2011

    Bingham McCutchen Aids Gores In Detroits Pistons Buy

    California billionaire and Platinum Equity CEO Tom Gores said Friday he had struck a deal to buy the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the team's home arena, a music venue and the operating rights to the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

  • April 7, 2011

    NFL Players, Owners Open To Mediation In Labor Row

    NFL players and owners suggested Thursday that they would be willing to try mediation to resolve a proposed antitrust class action to end the league’s labor lockout, after a Minnesota federal judge urged such a step.

  • April 7, 2011

    Calif. Appeals Court Rejects 49ers Stadium Challenge

    A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that Santa Clara was not required to complete an environmental impact report when it approved a term sheet for a new San Francisco 49ers stadium near a Cedar Fair LP amusement park.

  • April 6, 2011

    Judge Postpones NFL Lockout Ruling

    A Minnesota federal judge overseeing a proposed antitrust class action stemming from the NFL’s labor dispute reportedly said Wednesday she expected to reach a decision in two weeks on whether to put a stop to the league’s lockout.

  • April 6, 2011

    Utah Group Loses Bid To Block Sports Complex

    A judge on Tuesday refused to grant a preliminary injunction to halt the construction of a sports complex in Utah, dealing a blow to an environmental group suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a wetlands-related permit for the project.

  • March 31, 2011

    Madden Creator Tackles EA With Royalty Suit

    A video game programmer who developed the original version of Electronic Arts Inc.'s Madden NFL series sued the company in California on Wednesday for allegedly trying to deny him millions of dollars in royalties in violation of a contract.

  • March 31, 2011

    MPAA, Others Want 9th Circ. To Rehear Betty Boop Suit

    The International Trademark Association, the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. and several sports leagues last week supported a bid by the family of Betty Boop's creator asking the Ninth Circuit to revisit its ruling on the character's use.

  • March 28, 2011

    Ex-NFLers Hit League With Antitrust Action

    Former National Football League pro bowler Carl Eller and other NFL alumnus filed a putative class action against the league Monday in Minnesota, calling it a recidivist violator of antitrust laws.

  • March 25, 2011

    Browns Ticket Holder Sues Team, NFL Over Lockout

    A fan filed suit against the Cleveland Browns and the National Football League in Ohio state court Thursday, alleging the sport's labor dispute and resulting player lockout is a violation of his exclusive contract for Browns tickets.

  • March 24, 2011

    Black Auburn Employees File Race Bias Suit

    Nine black staffers in Auburn University's athletics department accused the department of racial discrimination in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Alabama federal court.

  • March 21, 2011

    NFL Blasts Players' Injunction Bid In Antitrust Case

    The NFL fired back at its players Monday in Minnesota federal court, saying their attempts to fight a league lockout by dissolving their union and filing antitrust claims ran afoul of national labor laws.

  • March 17, 2011

    NFL Fights Players' Bid To Unseal $4B Contract Suit

    The NFL asked a Minnesota judge on Wednesday to reject a union's bid to unseal the 12,000-page record of a court fight over $4 billion in television contracts, which the league said contains confidential information.

  • March 15, 2011

    Chrysler Sues To Defend 'Imported From Detroit' Mark

    Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday accused retailer Pure Detroit of illegally selling T-shirts featuring its tagline, "Imported from Detroit," which premiered in February in a dramatic two-minute Super Bowl commercial featuring rapper Eminem and iconic Detroit landmarks.