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  • December 20, 2012

    NFL Taps Clement For Concussion MDL

    The NFL has added renowned litigator and Bancroft PLLC partner Paul Clement to its defense team in the multidistrict litigation filed by former players over the league's handling of concussions, as a showdown between the parties on the issue of preemption heats up.

  • December 20, 2012

    Penn State Can't Stay Ex-Coach's Testimony Retaliation Suit

    A Pennsylvania state judge on Thursday refused Pennsylvania State University’s request to stay a whistleblower suit brought by former assistant football coach Mike McQueary, who claims he was fired in retaliation for testifying against convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

  • December 20, 2012

    Pa. Law Firm Wants Out Of Sandusky Civil Suit

    A central Pennsylvania law firm fired back Monday at claims it helped Pennsylvania State University cover up incidents of child molestation by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, saying claims against it should be dropped from a pending civil suit brought by an alleged victim.

  • December 20, 2012

    NFL Players Ask Court To Allow Their Workers' Comp Claims

    Fifteen former NFL players asked a California federal court on Tuesday to overturn an arbitrator's decision to bar them from pursuing workers' compensation claims in California, saying it clearly “does violence to California's public policy.”

  • December 19, 2012

    Trump-Led Investors Plan $2.5B Office Complex In Rio

    A consortium of developers and investors, spearheaded by the Trump Organization, announced on Tuesday plans to build a massive $2.5 billion office high-rise project in Rio de Janeiro, just as Brazil's World Cup and Olympics hosting duties have kicked area development into high gear.

  • December 18, 2012

    NJ, Leagues Clash Over Standing In Sports Betting Row

    New Jersey on Tuesday sparred with professional sports leagues and the NCAA over whether the organizations have standing to sue Gov. Chris Christie and other officials for moving forward with a law and regulations to authorize sports wagering in the state in alleged violation of a federal ban on such gambling.

  • December 18, 2012

    Judge Indicates Stay Unlikely In NHL, MLB Antitrust Suit

    A New York federal judge signaled Tuesday that she would probably not grant any requests from defendants to stay, pending arbitration, a competition class action against the NHL, Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV LLC over their control of sports broadcasts.

  • December 18, 2012

    Penn State's Sandusky Wins Child Molestation Appeal Hearing

    A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday granted an evidentiary hearing for former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky in order to consider claims that his attorneys did not have enough time to prepare for trial.

  • December 18, 2012

    Dewey Gets $500K Bonus For Dodgers Bankruptcy Work

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday gave defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP a $500,000 fee enhancement for its work on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team's bankruptcy, an effort the firm had insisted was "outstanding."

  • December 18, 2012

    Steelers Sue Stadium Authority For Share Of $39M Expansion

    The Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday sued the public authority that owns the football team's home stadium in Pennsylvania state court, arguing that the terms of the stadium lease obligate the body to pay for a share of necessary improvements reported to cost $39 million.

  • December 17, 2012

    Ex-NFL Player Urges High Court To Consider Benefits Spat

    A former National Football League player urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision upholding a league disability board's right to deny him degenerative benefits stemming from his injuries on the gridiron, claiming the lower court gave the board too much deference.

  • December 17, 2012

    Promoter Calls Foul On NCAA Over Canceled Tournaments

    A Kentucky-based organizer and promoter of middle and high school basketball tournaments hit the National Collegiate Athletic Association with an antitrust suit Thursday, claiming it suffered significant damages when the NCAA decided the tournaments violated the association's recruiting rules.

  • December 17, 2012

    NHL Files Suit As Players Move Toward Decertifying Union

    Members of the NHL Players' Association reportedly have until Thursday to vote on whether to grant its executive board the authority to dissolve the union after the NHL, in a preemptive maneuver, filed a class action in New York seeking a declaration that its ongoing lockout is legal.

  • December 14, 2012

    Judge Axes Olympians' Publicity Rights Suit Against Samsung

    A California judge on Thursday tossed a lawsuit brought by swimming legend Mark Spitz and other famous U.S. Olympic athletes accusing Samsung Corp. of misappropriating their likenesses for profit, saying a Facebook application with their images was not a form of advertising designed to drive Samsung sales.

  • December 14, 2012

    Reporter Beats Copyright Claim Over NFL Draft Stories

    A Washington federal judge on Thursday nixed National Football Scouting Inc.'s copyright infringement claim against reporter Rob Rang over his use of the company's scouting reports in stories analyzing NFL prospects, but left to a jury the question of whether the scouting reports are a protected trade secret.

  • December 13, 2012

    MSR Resort's Disclosure Statement Gets Green Light

    A New York bankruptcy judge signed off Thursday on MSR Resort Golf Course LLC's disclosure statement, clearing the resort owner to begin soliciting votes for its Chapter 11 plan following a recent agreement to sell off its five-resort portfolio for $1.5 billion.

  • December 12, 2012

    EU Court Adviser Kicks Soccer Bodies' TV Rights Appeal

    European Union members can require free television broadcasts of World Cup and European Football Championship matches, a top adviser to Europe's highest court said Wednesday, urging it to nix appeals seeking to protect FIFA's and UEFA's ability to sell exclusive broadcast rights to paid-TV providers.

  • December 11, 2012

    MSR Ch. 11 Plan Incorporates $1.5B Sale To Sovereign Fund

    Following a recent $1.5 billion winning bid by a sovereign wealth fund for its five-resort portfolio, MSR Resort Golf Course LLC filed a new Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement in New York bankruptcy court Tuesday, calling for general unsecured creditors to receive full recovery.

  • December 11, 2012

    NFL, Insurers Spar Again Over Concussion Suit Forum

    The National Football League is challenging a ruling that a coverage dispute over former players' brain injury claims should proceed in New York instead of California, while fending off insurers' attempts to use that ruling to quash its New York coverage case, court documents from Friday and Monday showed.

  • December 11, 2012

    Ex-NFL Commish Vacates Saints Players' Bounty Suspensions

    Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday vacated suspensions levied against all four New Orleans Saints football players accused of participating in a scheme to collect money for injuring opposing players, but upheld misconduct findings issued by Commissioner Roger Goodell in October.