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  • April 28, 2011

    Lockout Lifted, NFL Players Back To Business For Now

    The NFL said Thursday that players would be allowed to use team facilities and meet with coaches Friday morning, after a Minnesota federal judge denied the league's bid to stay an injunction on a player lockout in an antitrust class action.

  • April 27, 2011

    NFL Players Tackle League's Bid To Stay Lockout Ban

    Star quarterback Tom Brady and other NFL players who brought a putative antitrust class action against the NFL urged a Minnesota judge Wednesday to reject the league's bid to stay an order barring team owners from locking out players.

  • April 25, 2011

    Judge Lifts NFL Lockout In Labor Fight

    A Minnesota federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction against the NFL's lockout in a proposed antitrust class action brought by a group of players, including star quarterback Tom Brady.

  • April 25, 2011

    Akin Gump Atty Appointed To Oversee LA Dodgers

    Major League Baseball appointed Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Tom Schieffer on Monday to oversee operations at the Los Angeles Dodgers over concerns of financial mismanagement by the club’s owner, Frank H. McCourt.

  • April 22, 2011

    NFL's Bears Want Ex-Players' Contract Claims Sent To Ill.

    The Chicago Bears Football Club Inc. and three former players went to federal court Thursday to hash out a contract dispute over whether a workers' compensation claim should stay in worker-friendly California or head to Illinois, the team's home state.

  • April 22, 2011

    Point 3 Takes Shot At Nike Over Dwyane Wade Sneakers

    Sports gear manufacturer Point 3 Basketball Inc. sued Nike Inc. on Thursday in New York for allegedly infringing its trademarked logo by putting a virtually identical design on its new Dwyane Wade-endorsed Air Jordan sneakers.

  • April 22, 2011

    New Balance Shoe Suit Sent To Ark. State Court

    A federal judge in Arkansas on Thursday remanded to state court a putative class action accusing New Balance Inc. of falsely marketing athletic shoes that purported to tone leg muscles through normal wear.

  • April 21, 2011

    Judge Denies Golf Ball Maker's Request For New Trial

    Callaway Golf Co. failed to score a new trial Thursday after a Delaware federal judge backed a jury's finding that Titleist ProV1 golf ball manufacturer Acushnet Co. had not infringed four patents, entering a final judgment in Acushnet's favor.

  • April 20, 2011

    MLB Takes Over LA Dodgers Operations From Team Owner

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday that he will appoint a trustee to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers' operations, citing club owner Frank H. McCourt's handling of team finances.

  • April 15, 2011

    Ex-MLBer Dykstra Arrested For Bankruptcy Fraud

    Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra was arrested Thursday in California and charged with bankruptcy fraud for allegedly stealing and destroying items from his $18.5 million Ventura County mansion.

  • April 15, 2011

    Wilson Slams Prince Over Tennis Net Patent

    Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has slapped Prince Sports Inc. with a lawsuit accusing the athletic goods manufacturer of infringing a patent covering a support structure used in tennis nets.

  • April 14, 2011

    Ex-NFL Players Hit Union With New Licensing Action

    A group of retired NFL players filed a class action Tuesday in California against the league's labor union, claiming it failed to pursue opportunities to license the players' images on their behalf.

  • April 13, 2011

    Utah Group Fights Sports Complex Injunction Denial

    An environmental group suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a wetlands-related permit for a sports complex project in Utah said Tuesday it is appealing the denial of a preliminary injunction that would have halted the project's construction.

  • April 13, 2011

    Attys, Law Profs Demand Antitrust Probe Of BCS

    A group of 21 professors and attorneys on Wednesday petitioned for a federal antitrust probe of college football's Bowl Championship Series, contending it allocates the benefits of lucrative postseason games without regard for consumer demand or on-field performance.

  • April 13, 2011

    Home Depot, Dick's Sued Over Vehicle Tracking Patents

    A vehicle tracking system inventor and its licensee launched dual suits in a Florida federal court Tuesday accusing Home Depot USA Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. and four others of infringing nine patents related to its technology.

  • 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.