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  • August 16, 2013

    BHP Could Face US Enforcement Action In Corruption Probe

    U.S. authorities have ramped up a probe of BHP Billiton Ltd., informing the Australian mining giant that they've identified issues relating to terminated projects and the company's sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics that could lead to enforcement actions over possible violations of anti-corruption laws, BHP said Friday.

  • August 15, 2013

    Barclays Center Developer Lands LI Hockey Stadium Rebuild

    A group of real estate firms led by Barclays Center developer Forest City Ratner Cos. will redevelop the dilapidated Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, beating out the developers of Madison Square Garden for the 100 percent privately funded project, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano announced Thursday.

  • August 15, 2013

    Blackstone, Apollo Execs Pay $320M For NJ Devils

    A group led by Blackstone Group LP's David Blitzer and Apollo Global Management LLC's Joshua Harris has closed the acquisition of the NHL's New Jersey Devils for a reported $320 million, including the team's operating interest at its Newark arena, the Devils announced Thursday.

  • August 14, 2013

    Helmet Makers Brace For Litigation Over Concussion Claims

    A lawsuit against the NFL may be hogging the headlines now, but the future of concussion litigation will revolve more around false advertising actions against manufacturers of helmets and other athletic equipment, which continue to make questionable claims about the products' ability to reduce concussion risks, attorneys say.

  • August 14, 2013

    Miami Couple Sues Bar Over Deck Collapse During Heat Game

    A Miami couple on Tuesday sued the owners of a local sports bar for failing to properly maintain a waterfront deck that collapsed in June while patrons were watching the Miami Heat play Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

  • August 14, 2013

    O'Melveny Accused Of Lying In School Sex Abuse Case

    Former Brooklyn Poly Prep Country Day School students who were allegedly sexually abused by a school football coach are claiming O'Melveny & Myers LLP repeatedly lied to New York federal judges about results from a school investigation into the matter, according to a lawsuit filed Sunday.

  • August 13, 2013

    Modell's Sporting Goods Hit With ADA Class Action

    Modell's Sporting Goods Inc. was hit last week with a putative class action filed in Pennsylvania federal court by a man who says the chain discriminates against customers with impaired mobility with inaccessible parking and restrooms at several New Jersey and Pennsylvania Modell's locations.

  • August 12, 2013

    Gossip Site Denied Immunity In Ex-Bengals Cheerleader's Suit

    A Kentucky federal judge Monday said a gossip website that recently lost a defamation trial against a former pro football cheerleader did not deserve immunity under the Communications Decency Act because the site's creator allegedly contributed to the defamatory posts.

  • August 12, 2013

    Canada Tire Closes $85M Buy Of PE-Backed Pro Hockey Life

    The sports retailer subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. has completed the acquisition of private equity-backed Pro Hockey Life Sport Inc. for $85 million, picking up a nationwide sports retailer with nearly $100 million in annual revenues, Canadian Tire said Monday.

  • August 12, 2013

    GenCorp Settles Suit Over Tennis Factory Pollution

    GenCorp Inc., Penn Racquet Sports Inc. and HTM USA Holdings Inc. have settled a suit lodged by the state of Arizona over environmental cleanup costs at their Phoenix tennis ball manufacturing facility, Arizona Assistant Attorney General Anthony Young said Monday.

  • August 12, 2013

    Rainmaker Q&A: Fish & Richardson's Tom Melsheimer

    Not everyone can be successful courting business in a particular way. For example, I like to tell people, tongue-in-cheek, that I am the best trial lawyer around who doesn’t play golf, says Tom Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson PC.

  • August 9, 2013

    Aegean Pitches Concessions To Sweeten Olympic Deal For EU

    Aegean Airlines SA offered new concessions to the European Commission on Thursday in an attempt to convince the antitrust watchdog to sign off on the company's second bid to acquire competitor Olympic Air SA for roughly $96 million, the commission announced.

  • August 9, 2013

    Officials Offer Plan To Fund Orlando Soccer Stadium

    Orlando, Fla., and Orange County leaders on Friday announced a plan to provide $94.5 million in funding to three major development projects, including a new stadium aimed at helping the city land a Major League Soccer franchise, as well as additional tourism marketing efforts.

  • August 9, 2013

    Ex-NBA Player Drops Disability Suit Against Knicks

    Cuttino Mobley, a former player with the NBA’s New York Knicks, on Friday dropped a suit claiming that the team used a heart condition as a pretext to force him into early retirement so it could solve a salary cap problem.

  • August 9, 2013

    PE-Backed Caesars Rakes In $438M For Macau Golf Property

    Private equity-backed casino and resort operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. has sold a golf course property in the Chinese gambling center of Macau to Asian developer Pearl Dynasty Investment Ltd. for $438 million, Caesars disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday.

  • August 9, 2013

    Fired Texas Tech Coach's ESPN Libel Row Will Be Booted

    A Texas state court judge said Tuesday that he will toss a defamation suit launched by fired Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach against ESPN Inc., former ESPN college football analyst Craig James and Spaeth Communications Inc. over reports that Leach allegedly mistreated a player.

  • August 8, 2013

    Three Blank Rome Attys Accused Of Malpractice

    A Blank Rome LLP attorney and two of its former partners are being sued for malpractice in Delaware state court by a limited-liability company's manager found to have breached fiduciary duties implicit in an LLC agreement in a deal for a golf course.

  • August 8, 2013

    Supporters Of $447M Calif. Arena Blast Detractors' Ballot Plot

    Supporters of a proposed $447 million Sacramento Kings basketball arena lobbed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission on Wednesday alleging two groups trying to stop the project with a ballot vote did not disclose they were paying signature gatherers.

  • August 8, 2013

    MLB Players' Union Appeals A-Rod's Drug Suspension

    The Major League Baseball Players Association on Wednesday formally appealed a 211-game suspension handed to aging New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, setting up an arbitration fight that could linger until after baseball's regular season ends.

  • August 8, 2013

    MLB Calls Foul In Antitrust Suit Over Stalled A's Move

    Major League Baseball asked a California federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the city of San Jose's “absurd” suit over the Oakland Athletics' stalled move to the city, saying the relocation of a baseball franchise is not subject to federal or state antitrust regulations.