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  • May 31, 2012

    Nike To Unload Cole Haan, Umbro Brands

    Nike Inc. on Thursday announced it will drop two of its wholly owned affiliates, leather footwear line Cole Haan and soccer apparel-centric Umbro, to hone its focus on other segments of its business, including its namesake brand.

  • May 30, 2012

    Congressman Tries To Bar Comments From Clemens Trial

    A California congressman and federal prosecutors told a Washington federal judge Wednesday that the legislator's skeptical comments to the media in 2008 about the congressional probe into Major League Baseball steroid use shouldn't be discussed in Roger Clemens' perjury trial.

  • May 30, 2012

    Allentown, Not Pa., Should Be Sued Over Arena Funding: Gov.

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed objections Friday in two lawsuits brought against the state over a law allowing residents' income taxes to help fund a $220 million hockey arena in Allentown, saying the plaintiffs should sue the city itself.

  • May 30, 2012

    NFL Players Union Defeats Retirees In Suit Over CBA Talks

    A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit by a proposed class of retired National Football League players claiming the players' union sold them out in last year's collective bargaining agreement negotiations, finding the union owed no duty to the retirees.

  • May 29, 2012

    MLB, Glenn Beck Broadcaster Sued Over Online Video IP

    Major League Baseball's online broadcaster and political pundit Glenn Beck's production company were sued Friday in Texas federal court by a patent-holding company that alleges they used protected technology to provide media content over wireless networks.

  • May 25, 2012

    Top Female Trial Attorney: Paul Weiss' Beth Wilkinson

    Beth A. Wilkinson does not consider it an honor or a privilege to represent major corporations like tobacco giant Altria Group Inc., drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. or even the National Football League — at least, you'll never hear her tell a jury that.

  • May 25, 2012

    Nike Trounces Clothing Co.'s IP Suit By Showing First Use

    Nike Inc. on Thursday beat allegations it infringed a clothing company's trademarks by using them in a promotion for the U.S. men's soccer team after a California federal judge found that Nike had first used the disputed slogan and that the marks were therefore invalid.

  • May 24, 2012

    Segui Strikes Out For Clemens Prosecutors

    While prosecutors hoped former Major League Baseball player David Segui would tell jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Thursday that he knew former trainer Brian McNamee kept evidence of Clemens' steroid use, his poor memory turned his testimony into a bust.

  • May 24, 2012

    Ex-UCLA Player Hits Time Inc. With $10M Defamation Suit

    A former University of California Los Angeles basketball star lodged a $10 million defamation suit against Time Inc. and a Sports Illustrated reporter in California state court on Wednesday, claiming a recent article inaccurately portrayed the player as a disrespectful and violent bully.

  • May 24, 2012

    Lack Of Licensing Deal Sacks Ex-NFL Players' Royalty Suit

    A California federal judge on Tuesday found that a group of ex-professional football players could not collect licensing royalties allegedly owed by their union, ruling the athletes couldn't establish the same fiduciary relationship that led to a $26 million settlement in a related class action.

  • May 23, 2012

    NFL Players Accuse League Of Collusion On Salaries

    The National Football League Players Association on Wednesday hit the league with a $3 billion suit claiming the owners conspired to set secret salary caps in the 2010 season, when team payrolls were supposed to be uncapped.

  • May 23, 2012

    FCC Tells High Court That Super Bowl Fine Wasn't Arbitrary

    The Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that it was not practicing "revisionist history" in its ongoing case to reinstate a fine against CBS Corp. for Janet Jackson's infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.

  • May 23, 2012

    NRDC Calls Enviro Report For $1B LA Stadium Incomplete

    The Natural Resources Defense Council, which has backed plans for a $1.2 billion Los Angeles football stadium and teamed up with the developer to expedite the project in court, on Tuesday attacked the development’s initial environmental impact report for failing to include car emissions in its health risk assessment.

  • May 23, 2012

    ESPN Hit With Libel Suit Over Syracuse Sex Abuse Coverage

    The wife of former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine launched a libel suit in New York federal court Monday alleging ESPN Inc. destroyed her reputation after reporting that she stood idly by while her husband sexually abused two former Syracuse ball boys.

  • 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.