Sports

  • February 7, 2008

    Wilson Sporting Co. Strikes Out In Bat Patent Case

    In a swing and a miss, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has failed to convince a federal appeals court that a rival firm’s softball and baseball bats infringed its technology.

  • February 4, 2008

    Bowling Congress Hit With Antitrust Class Action

    The group that sanctions U.S. bowling competitions has been hit with an antitrust class action that alleges bowling lanes have been certified by people with conflicts of interest and that the group is conspiring to inflate scores by manipulating bowling lane conditions.

  • February 4, 2008

    Trainers Sue Physical Therapists, Claiming Monopoly

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc. has accused the American Physical Therapy Association of maintaining a monopoly in the market for physical therapists by keeping fitness trainers from completing the coursework necessary to compete.

  • January 30, 2008

    NCAA, Athletes End Antitrust Suit With $18.9M Deal

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed to set aside $10 million and pay up to $8.9 million in attorneys' fees to settle antitrust claims that the organization unfairly capped costs that can be covered under a student's athletic scholarship.

  • January 10, 2008

    Court Upholds $20M Ruling Against IMA Founder

    The founder of a collapsed hedge fund who bilked investors, including several professional football players, of millions of dollars has lost his bid to have a $20 million default judgment against him thrown out.

  • January 8, 2008

    NCAA Trial Abandoned As Settlement Nears

    A trial has been delayed in a federal antitrust lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over the costs student-athletes pay in expenses and insurance, because a settlement is near.

  • December 11, 2007

    Another Student Loan Co. Settles With AGs

    A student loan consolidation company settled allegations Tuesday that it was involved in a revenue-sharing scheme to provide financial incentives to top universities, school athletic agreements and sports marketing firms in exchange for generating loan applications.

  • December 7, 2007

    Fresno Coach Wins Sex Bias Suit For $19.1M

    A former Fresno State women’s basketball coach who claimed she was fired from the university for complaining about sexual harassment and Title IX violations has won a $19.1 million award in a discrimination suit.

  • December 4, 2007

    YouTube, Google Fire Back Over Copyright Suit

    YouTube and its parent Google Inc. have struck back at the Football Association Premier League Ltd.’s putative copyright class action that alleges the video-sharing site’s drive to boost Web hits has left an inadequate system for preventing infringement in place.

  • November 15, 2007

    Judge Hands Down Mixed Decision In NFL Dispute

    A federal judge has partially denied a motion on behalf of three plaintiffs for leave to file a third amended complaint in a proposed class action brought on behalf of 3,500 former players against the National Football League Players Association.

  • November 5, 2007

    Madison Square Loses Bid For Injunction Against NHL

    Madison Square Garden LP has lost the first round of its lawsuit against the National Hockey League when a district court judge declined to issue a preliminary injunction on the league's plans to collectivize all team Web sites.

  • October 26, 2007

    In Sports, Off-Court Battles Rage Over League Power

    When Madison Square Garden LP hit the National Hockey League with a lawsuit last month, it drew renewed attention to the longstanding animosity over where a league's power over its teams ends and just where the line between pro-competitive and anti-competitive policies lies in the sports industry.

  • October 11, 2007

    DHL Sues Over Union's "Defamatory" Leaflet

    DHL Express (USA) Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a Massachusetts-based Teamsters local over an allegedly defamatory and factually incorrect leaflet that DHL — Major League Baseball's “official express delivery and logistics provider” — says the union's business agent passed out before a Boston Red Sox game this month.

  • October 5, 2007

    Florida Jury Hands Vioxx Win To Merck

    Merck & Co. dodged a bullet in a Florida case on Friday when a circuit court jury found that the pharmaceutical giant's painkiller Vioxx was not responsible for a former professional soccer player's heart attack.

  • October 3, 2007

    Madison Square Garden Cries Foul Play At NHL

    Madison Square Garden LP has shot a lawsuit at the National Hockey League, accusing it of manipulating off-ice rivalry by attempting to take control of the New York Rangers' Web site to turn it into a “cookie cutter” club site.

  • October 4, 2007

    NFL Players’ New Complaint To Be Kept Secret

    A federal judge has ruled that the third amended complaint of three plaintiffs in a proposed class action brought on behalf of 3,500 former players against the National Football League Players Association will be filed under seal.

  • October 2, 2007

    Shoe Co. Sues Nike, Apple For Patent Infringement

    Two brothers in Utah have filed suit against Apple Inc. and Nike Inc. for allegedly infringing on patents regarding footwear that keeps track of exercise statistics with the companies' joint product, Nike + iPod Sport Kit.

  • September 26, 2007

    Dietary Supplement Maker's Antitrust Suit Tossed

    Wellnx Life Sciences Inc. took a blow on Wednesday when a district court judge tossed its claims that a rival sports dietary supplement maker and a bodybuilding magazines publisher illegally cooperated to exclude and debilitate competitors.

  • September 10, 2007

    Judge Tosses Retired Players' NFL Suit

    A federal judge has granted the National Football League Players Association's bid to toss a proposed class action brought on behalf of 3,500 former players, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue their claims under California’s unfair competition law.

  • August 7, 2007

    Isiah Thomas Case Set For Trial

    A judge shot down a plethora of summary judgment motions Monday in the sexual harassment suit against New York Knicks basketball coach Isiah Thomas, setting the stage for a trial with all claims of the case intact.