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Sports

  • June 29, 2012

    Hilton, MSR Begin Trial Over Luxury Resort Management

    Trial began in New York bankruptcy court Friday to determine whether bankrupt MSR Resort Golf Course LLC can cancel management agreements on three resorts operated by Hilton Worldwide Inc., who says its standing in the luxury market would be damaged by the termination.

  • June 28, 2012

    Texas Golf Retailer's Shareholders Sue To Block $96M Sale

    Shareholders of Texas golf retailer Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. filed a putative class action against the company and its private equity majority stakeholder in federal court Wednesday, alleging the retailer undersold itself to another private equity firm for $96 million in May.

  • June 28, 2012

    Reebok Accused Of Lifting EasyTone Design From Inventor

    A California woman hit Reebok International Ltd. with a patent infringement suit Tuesday, claiming the company's EasyTone line of women's apparel ripped off her patent for athletic clothes that help tone muscle.

  • June 27, 2012

    Ex-NBA Star Dodges Trial Over $10M Mortgage Fraud Charges

    Former NBA star Dirk Minniefield on Monday was spared from his looming July trial over his alleged role in a $10 million mortgage loan fraud scheme after agreeing to serve 18 months of community service.

  • June 27, 2012

    McKool Settles Malpractice Claims Over NFL Players' Images

    A class of retired NFL players who accused McKool Smith PC and Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP of malpractice for botching a $26 million video game licensing settlement agreed Monday to drop the claims against McKool but not Manatt.

  • June 27, 2012

    Ravens Logo Designer Hits Team With Another Copyright Suit

    The designer of a logo allegedly used by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1990s sued the professional football organization again Wednesday, accusing the team of displaying his image in the Ravens stadium without permission.

  • June 27, 2012

    Washington Post Granted Access To Clemens Jurors' Names

    A Washington federal judge on Wednesday granted The Washington Post's request for access to the names of the jurors who acquitted former Major League Baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens of lying to Congress about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs.

  • June 27, 2012

    Atlantic Yards Developers Will Conduct New Enviro Study

    The developers of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project that has lured the New Jersey Nets basketball team to Brooklyn lost their final bid Tuesday to avoid conducting a new environmental impact study when a New York state appeals court judge denied their motions for leave to appeal.

  • June 26, 2012

    AOL Settles 'Super Bowl Shuffle' Copyright Suit

    AOL Inc. on Monday settled a copyright infringement suit accusing the Web giant of posting a Super Bowl advertisement to its website featuring the 1985 Chicago Bears' “Super Bowl Shuffle” song without acquiring rights to the music.

  • June 25, 2012

    NBA Players Keep 'Bird Rights' In Waiver Trades: Arbitrator

    An arbitrator ruled Friday that National Basketball Association players get to keep their so-called Bird rights when they change teams through the league's waiver process rather through an outright trade, though the NBA promised to appeal.

  • June 22, 2012

    Giants, Jets Sue To Halt NJ American Dream Mall Project

    The New York Jets LLC and the New York Football Giants Inc. on Friday sued Canadian developer Triple Five Group Ltd. over its plans for the American Dream mall project at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which failed to get permission they claim is required under the terms of a 2006 contract.

  • June 21, 2012

    NFL Violated Labor Law, Referees' Union Tells NLRB

    The National Football League violated labor law when it did an end run around the NFL Referees Association and sent letters to individual members in an effort to undermine the union's support, the NFLRA said in a National Labor Relations Board charge filed Tuesday.

  • June 21, 2012

    Kevin Durant, Nike Sued By Guitarist Over 'Durantula' Mark

    A Chicago guitarist who goes by the name Durantula sued National Basketball Association star Kevin Durant and Nike Inc. in Illinois federal court Wednesday, accusing the three-time scoring champion of stealing his trademarked stage name.

  • June 21, 2012

    O'Melveny Brings On Olswang's Movie Rainmaker In London

    O'Melveny & Myers LLP has recruited one of London’s leading entertainment attorneys from Olswang LLP to serve in O'Melveny’s entertainment, sports and media practice.

  • June 19, 2012

    Prince Scores Court Approval For $74M Licensing Deal

    Bankrupt tennis brand Prince Sports Inc. put its reorganization back on track Tuesday after four hours of volleying in Delaware court between the racket maker and its unsecured creditors resulted in the approval of an expanded $74 million licensing agreement and other key pacts.

  • June 19, 2012

    Ohio State Scores Victory In ESPN Open Records Suit

    The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Ohio State University in an open records lawsuit brought by ESPN over documents related to a 2011 NCAA investigation into the Buckeyes football team, saying the university properly interpreted a federal statute shielding the release of certain student information.

  • June 19, 2012

    SF Radio Host Wants $10M For Wrongful Termination

    San Francisco sports radio broadcaster Ralph Barbieri hit Bay Area station KNBR and media group Cumulus Media Inc. with a $10 million discrimination lawsuit on Monday, claiming his longtime station fired him earlier this year because he had Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

  • June 19, 2012

    Kinder Says San Diego Stadium Lease Dooms Cleanup Suit

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP asked a California federal court Monday to dismiss a City of San Diego lawsuit against the company for alleged cleanup failures around the San Diego Chargers' stadium, saying that the city hasn't suffered damages because the property is currently leased out.

  • June 18, 2012

    Ex-NCAA Players Fumbled Scholarship Antitrust Case: 7th Circ.

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday tossed a proposed price-fixing class action against the NCAA, finding that its scholarship policies did not violate the Sherman Act because complaints by former football players did not sufficiently identify a relevant commercial market.

  • June 18, 2012

    Knicks Sink Ex-Player's Disability Discrimination Suit

    A New York federal judge on Thursday rejected former National Basketball Association player Cuttino Mobley's claim that the New York Knicks forced him into early retirement to save $19 million in salary cap space.