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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.