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Sports

  • February 28, 2013

    Jury Awards Dish $4.9M In ESPN Licensing Row

    A federal jury on Thursday found that sports broadcasting company ESPN Inc. violated a contract with Dish Network LLC by offering the television provider worse rates on its programming than it offered other providers, and awarded Dish $4.86 million.

  • February 28, 2013

    Porsche 911s Recalled Over Possible Tailpipe Cracking

    Porsche Cars North America Inc. has recalled 2,263 sports cars because of a faulty exhaust tail pipe that could crack and fall off, creating a hazard for other vehicles on the road, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday.

  • February 28, 2013

    TPG Sells Off Flagging Clothing Chain

    Beleaguered U.K. fashion retailer Republic on Thursday found a new owner in sportswear company Sports Direct International PLC, closing out a brief period of insolvency that put a black mark on its former private equity owner, TPG Capital.

  • February 27, 2013

    Ex-U Of Miami Fullback Claims Film Producer Stiffed Him

    A former University of Miami football player sued documentary filmmaker Billy Corben in Florida state court Monday, saying he was not paid or credited for his contracted work on the 2009 film “The U” made for ESPN.

  • February 27, 2013

    Photos Of Baltimore Ravens Logo Not Fair Use, 4th Circ. Told

    A man who allegedly designed an early Baltimore Ravens logo told the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday that the Copyright Act's fair use doctrine does not allow the team and the National Football League to use the logo in photographs and film clips.

  • February 27, 2013

    Texas High Court Weighs Construction Insurance Exclusion

    A construction company on Wednesday told the Texas Supreme Court its insurance company’s effort to avoid defending it against a suit over defectively built tennis courts by relying on an inapplicable policy exclusion could eliminate coverage for claims that are normally insured.

  • February 26, 2013

    Lakers Fan Sent 1st Text, Team Says In Bid To Nix TCPA Suit

    The Los Angeles Lakers urged a California federal judge on Monday to throw out a putative class action accusing the National Basketball Association franchise of sending unsolicited text messages, arguing that the team was legally responding to texts sent by the ticket holder plaintiff.

  • February 26, 2013

    Ex-Steelers Doc's Pharmacist Gets 2 Years For 'Roid Scheme

    A Pittsburgh pharmacist was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for helping a former team doctor for the Steelers football team illegally distribute steroids.

  • February 26, 2013

    Newark Ends NJ Devils Arena Row With Revenue-Share Deal

    The Newark City Council on Tuesday approved a revenue-sharing deal between the New Jersey Devils and city officials for Prudential Center, the National Hockey League team’s home arena, resulting in more taxes and fees for consumers and ending a long-standing development dispute at the facility.

  • February 26, 2013

    Pa. Gov. Says NCAA Skews Facts In Penn State Antitrust Suit

    Pennsylvania's governor said Monday that the National Collegiate Athletic Association falsely claimed that Pennsylvania State University's administration had accepted the sanctions it leveled against the university following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal in its request to dismiss the state's antitrust suit over the sanctions.

  • February 25, 2013

    Orlando Magic Get Buy Option To Redevelop Police HQ Site

    The Orlando City Council on Monday took a step toward selling the city's police headquarters building to the owners of the Orlando Magic, who are considering redeveloping the downtown property into a $100 million mixed-use complex including the basketball team's offices.

  • February 25, 2013

    Seattle Escapes Suit Over Proposed $490M Waterfront Arena

    The city of Seattle was successful Friday in escaping a suit launched by a longshoreman union to block a proposed $490 million basketball stadium when a Washington state judge found no genuine issue of material fact among the union's claims that the arena would damage the maritime industry.

  • February 25, 2013

    MSR Resort Ch. 11 Plan Approval Triggers Appeal

    An alternative investment fund that invested in MSR Resort Golf Course LLC said Monday that it will appeal a New York bankruptcy judge's approval of the resort owner's Chapter 11 plan and $1.5 billion asset sale.

  • February 25, 2013

    DC Circ. Slams FCC's Tennis Channel Order Against Comcast

    A D.C. Circuit panel on Monday blasted the Federal Communication Commission's attempt to force Comcast Cable Communications LLC to carry the Tennis Channel in the same package as its affiliated sports networks, saying the ruling creates significant First Amendment and regulatory conflicts.

  • February 25, 2013

    HP, Lacoste Among Cos. Accused Of Infringing Tracking IP

    Hewlett-Packard Co., Lacoste USA Inc. and New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. were among the companies targeted Friday in a spate of suits in Florida federal court claiming they infringed ArrivalStar SA’s vehicle tracking technology patents.

  • February 22, 2013

    Rawlings Must Face Athletic Bracelet False Ad Action

    A California federal judge on Wednesday shot down Rawlings Sporting Goods Co.'s attempt to dismiss a putative false advertising class action over a rubber bracelet the company says improves balance and athletic performance, ruling that the named plaintiff has included enough detail in her allegations.

  • February 22, 2013

    Nike Ads Violate 'I Will' Trademark, Under Armour Says

    Under Armour Inc. sued competitor Nike Inc. for trademark infringement Thursday in Maryland federal court, alleging the sports apparel giant has swiped its “I Will” slogan in a series of advertisements that debuted on Facebook and YouTube late last year.

  • February 21, 2013

    Bankrupt THQ Skirts Up To $65M In Claims With WWE Deal

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge Tuesday approved a settlement between the remnants of THQ Inc. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. that allows the defunct video game maker to hand off the WWE game franchise to another developer and dodge as much as $65 million in claims.

  • February 21, 2013

    Ex-Eagles QB's Ponzi Suit Intercepted By Arbitration Clause

    A Pennsylvania federal judge sent a suit by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback A.J. Feeley and three other professional athletes who lost millions in their financial adviser's alleged Ponzi scheme to arbitration Tuesday, ruling that financial services agreements between the parties mandate binding arbitration for the dispute.

  • February 20, 2013

    Mike Tyson Takes Jab At Financial Adviser With $5M Fraud Suit

    Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson sued Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and subsidiary SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises Inc. in California court Wednesday, claiming a financial adviser assigned by SFX caused Tyson and his wife more than $5 million in damages through embezzlement and false advice.