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  • March 15, 2011

    Chrysler Sues To Defend 'Imported From Detroit' Mark

    Chrysler Group LLC on Tuesday accused retailer Pure Detroit of illegally selling T-shirts featuring its tagline, "Imported from Detroit," which premiered in February in a dramatic two-minute Super Bowl commercial featuring rapper Eminem and iconic Detroit landmarks.

  • March 15, 2011

    Random House Sued Over 'Super Bowl Shuffle' Rights

    The owner of the copyrights to the music and video for the 1985 Chicago Bears' “Super Bowl Shuffle” filed suit in Illinois Tuesday against Random House Inc. for allegedly violating a royalty contract and using false advertising.

  • March 14, 2011

    Another Bench Change Possible In NFL Antitrust Suit

    After two recusals, NFL players pursuing an antitrust class action in Minnesota still do not have their likely first choice as judge, attorneys say, but the purportedly player-friendly Judge David Doty may still get the case.

  • March 11, 2011

    NFLers Sue League, Get Locked Out

    The National Football League locked its players out Saturday at midnight after negotiations broke down and star quarterback Tom Brady filed an antitrust class action against the league.

  • March 4, 2011

    Lloyd's Looks To Duck Coverage Of NFL Player's Fall

    Several underwriters at Lloyd's of London claim they are not liable for coverage of Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Sergio Kindle's injuries stemming from a drunken fall, according to a New York suit filed Thursday against the National Football League.

  • March 4, 2011

    DDB Drops Simulation IP Claims Against PGA Tour, Time

    DDB Technologies LLC dropped its suits in Texas this week against Time Inc. and PGA Tour Inc. over the alleged infringement of its patented method for producing online simulations of live sport broadcasts after the companies signed settlement and licensing agreements.

  • March 3, 2011

    SF Faces ESA Suit Over Golf Course Operations

    Environmental groups on Wednesday hit San Francisco with a lawsuit claiming its activities at a city-owned golf course have killed federally protected frogs and snakes in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

  • March 2, 2011

    Olympic, Aegean To Appeal EU Merger Rejection

    Olympic Air SA and Aegean Airlines SA plan to appeal the European Union's recent decision to block their proposed merger, Olympic said Wednesday.

  • March 1, 2011

    NFL Violated Union CBA With $4B TV Contracts: Judge

    A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday found that the NFL violated a collective bargaining agreement with its players association when it entered television contracts guaranteeing it nearly $4 billion for games that could be canceled by a potential lockout.

  • February 23, 2011

    Coke Wins Dismissal Of World Cup Song Copyright Suit

    A federal judge in Florida tossed a suit on Wednesday that accused Coca-Cola Co. of infringing a composer's translation of a song used in promotions for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  • February 23, 2011

    NCAA Gets Price-Fixing Fight Moved To Ind.

    A federal judge in California on Tuesday granted the NCAA's bid to ship a putative price-fixing class action brought by a former Rice University football player to Indiana.

  • February 18, 2011

    Ex-Liverpool FC Owners Can't Sue Over Deal In US

    A judge in London has refused to dissolve his injunction blocking former Liverpool Football Club owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett from suing the team's new owner, New England Sports Ventures LLC, and others in U.S. courts over the terms of the deal.

  • February 18, 2011

    Racket String Maker Hit With False Ad Suit

    Tennis racket string maker Unique Sports Products Inc. has hit its rival Gamma Sports with a false advertising suit alleging it rigged the results of a survey to ensure that its racket strings were ranked No. 1.

  • February 17, 2011

    FIFA Loses Bid To Block Free World Cup EU Broadcasts

    A European Union court ruled Thursday that members of the 27-nation bloc can bar FIFA from selling exclusive World Cup broadcasting rights to pay-television providers in certain situations.

  • February 17, 2011

    Man Used NFL Contacts To Fuel $41M Ponzi Plot: Feds

    Federal prosecutors have charged the founder of Triton Financial LLC, a former co-sponsor of the Heisman Trophy Trust, with a $41 million Ponzi scheme that used endorsements from former NFL players to convince investors to buy in.

  • February 16, 2011

    NJ Court Revives Giants Stadium Escalator Suit

    A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday revived a man's negligence claims against the owner of the former Giants Stadium over an escalator accident after a 2006 football game.

  • February 16, 2011

    NFL Makes 3rd Offer To Displaced Super Bowl Fans

    The National Football League has upped its offer to Super Bowl XLV ticket holders who were denied seats, but attorneys with a pending breach of contract class action against the league remain unimpressed.

  • February 16, 2011

    Salt Lake City Wins Intervention In Wetlands Suit

    A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Salt Lake City to intervene in an environmental group's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for allowing the city to dump fill material on wetlands in order to build a sports complex.

  • February 15, 2011

    NFL Tackles Players' Union With Unfair Labor Charge

    The National Football League has accused the NFL Players Association of purposely stalling labor talks as part of a strategy to hit the league with antitrust litigation if team owners follow through on threats of a lockout.

  • February 14, 2011

    New Class Added To Fraud Suit Over Super Bowl Seating

    About 2,000 fans who experienced seating delays and seating changes at Super Bowl XLV have joined a proposed class action against the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL in a suit alleging breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.