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  • May 22, 2012

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen Sued By Talent Agency Over Fees

    ESPN on-air personality Chris Mortensen owes Los Angeles talent agency Yee & Durbin Sports LLC more than $120,000 in unpaid fees for representation during contract negotiations with the network in 2006 and 2007, according to a suit filed Monday in California state court.

  • May 22, 2012

    TSA Stores, ACE American Fight Prince Sport's Licensing Deal

    TSA Stores Inc. and ACE American Insurance Co. on Monday objected to bankrupt tennis racquet maker Prince Sports Inc.'s plan to license its brands to Battle Sports Science LLC for $15 million, alleging the deal doesn't protect their interests.

  • May 21, 2012

    Del. High Court Rejects RAA Suit Over Due Diligence Costs

    The Delaware Supreme Court ruled Friday that investment firm RAA Management LLC cannot sue Savage Sports Holdings Inc. to recoup $1.2 million in due diligence and negotiation costs after a $170 million deal to purchase the sporting equipment maker fell through.

  • May 21, 2012

    Clemens Jury Hears McNamee Gave 3 Other MLB Players HGH

    Former Major League Baseball strength coach Brian McNamee told jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Monday that he had injected three professional athletes besides Clemens with human growth hormone, possibly lending credence to his claims that Clemens also used performance-enhancing drugs.

  • May 18, 2012

    Key Bank, HSBC Get Adelphia Hockey Loan Claims Nixed

    A New York federal judge on Friday threw out the remaining claims brought by the Adelphia Recovery Trust against HBSC Bank NA and Key Bank NA in their long-standing fight stemming from loans taken out by the Buffalo Sabres hockey team.

  • May 17, 2012

    Video Games Protected By 1st Amendment, EA Tells 3rd Circ.

    Electronic Arts Inc. told the Third Circuit on Wednesday that a lower court was right when it sacked an ex-Rutgers University quarterback's proposed class action accusing the company of misappropriating his likeness, saying EA's college football video games are expressive works that enjoy First Amendment protection.

  • May 17, 2012

    Adidas Says Skateboard Co. Sells 3-Stripe Knockoffs

    Adidas AG sued a skateboard equipment maker and a sporting goods chain in Oregon federal court on Tuesday, alleging they made and sold sneakers with logos that ripped off Adidas's famous design of three parallel stripes.

  • May 16, 2012

    Judge Knocks Out Copyright Suit Against Mayweather, WWE

    A South Carolina federal judge on Friday ended a musician's copyright infringement suit against boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., saying the artist could not prove he was damaged by the unlicensed use of his song.

  • May 16, 2012

    EA Fumbles In Bid To Dismiss NCAA Likeness Suit

    A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss claims against Electronic Arts Inc. in antitrust multidistrict litigation that accuses it of conspiring to deprive former college athletes of compensation for the use of their likenesses in video games.

  • May 14, 2012

    FCC Suspends Ruling On Comcast Bias Against Tennis Channel

    The Federal Communications Commission on Monday stayed its December decision asking Comcast Cable Communications LLC to carry The Tennis Channel Inc. on the same package as its affiliated sports networks in its first finding that a cable operator had flouted its anti-discrimination rules.

  • May 14, 2012

    CBS, NBC Say Pippen's Defamation Suit Doesn't Show Malice

    CBS Interactive Inc., NBC Universal Media and others fought Monday to have ex-NBA star Scottie Pippen's Illinois defamation suit accusing them of falsely reporting he had gone bankrupt dismissed, arguing Pippen never showed that the defendants published their stories knowing they were false.

  • May 14, 2012

    Weil Steers Golf Town’s $97M Buy Of Major US Golf Retailer

    The private equity-owned Golf Town inked a merger deal worth approximately $97.2 million for Austin, Texas-based Golfsmith International Holdings Inc., making the combined company the largest specialty golf retailer in the world, according to an announcement Monday.

  • May 11, 2012

    9th Circ. Doubts NFL Contract's Workers' Comp Limits

    The Ninth Circuit voiced doubts Friday that the National Football League Management Council can enforce a contract provision blocking former Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews from pursuing workers’ compensation benefits in California, pointing to a 1935 U.S. Supreme Court decision finding the right to seek such benefits unwaivable.

  • May 11, 2012

    Judge Sides With Hilton In MSR Property Management Row

    A New York bankruptcy judge ruled Friday for a Hilton Worldwide Inc. unit in a dispute with bankrupt MSR Resort Golf Course LLC over a property management agreement, rejecting the debtor's claim that Hilton was equitably estopped from enforcing the deal.

  • May 10, 2012

    Bankrupt Tennis Line Prince Scores $15M Licensing Deal

    Bankrupt Prince Sports Inc. agreed Wednesday to license its iconic brands to Battle Sports Science LLC in a deal that will return at least $15 million to the ailing tennis equipment supplier and keep it in the game for the upcoming season.

  • May 9, 2012

    MLB, Comcast Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Game Packages

    A handful of avid baseball fans on Wednesday launched a putative class action against Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc. and several cable and Internet providers, including Comcast Corp. and Directv LLC, claiming their live-game video offerings violate antitrust laws.

  • May 9, 2012

    Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

    Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra pled not guilty to bankruptcy fraud and other charges Monday, two weeks after asking a California federal judge to dismiss the case because of a bankruptcy trustee's alleged conflict of interest that he said marred the underlying proceeding.

  • May 9, 2012

    EA Strikes Tentative Deal In Football Video Game Case

    Electronic Arts Inc. has reached a tentative settlement in an antitrust class action accusing EA of using exclusive agreements to sack competition in the market for football video games and drive up the price of its popular "Madden NFL" game, EA told a California federal court Tuesday.

  • May 8, 2012

    Radomski IDs Steroids, Syringes In Clemens Case

    Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski told jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Tuesday that not only did he sell performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and trainers, he could recognize the syringes and steroids Clemens' trainer Brian McNamee gave the government as ones he'd sold.

  • May 7, 2012

    Flyers Season Ticket Holders Sue Over Excluded Winter Game

    A Philadelphia Flyers fan on Monday launched a putative class action in New Jersey, accusing the professional hockey team's owner of misleading season ticket holders by deceptively excluding the outdoor Winter Classic game from their ticket packages.