An unnamed female student sued Michigan State University for violating Title IX in Michigan federal court Monday, saying she told the school and its counselors that she was raped by three Spartans basketball players in 2015 only to be discouraged from reporting it to the police.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association asked a California federal court on Friday to postpone a December trial over whether its restrictions on student-athlete compensation are anti-competitive, saying a key defense attorney has scheduling conflicts.
The recently ousted commissioner of Ice Cube's fledgling three-on-three basketball league filed suit Monday in Delaware for access to the company's financial records, saying staggering mismanagement — allegedly helped on by a celebrity lawyer also on the board — has exposed the league to more than $100 million of legal liability.
Lead class attorneys led by Seeger Weiss LLP and Anapol Weiss are set to collect at least $107 million in fees from the potentially billion-dollar National Football League concussion litigation after a court ruling last week, raising concerns over the continued administration of the settlement amid complaints that the claims process has become too complicated.
Professional tennis player Madison Brengle sued the Women's Tennis Association and International Tennis Federation for subjecting her to anti-doping tests requiring blood drawn with a needle that she says exacerbated her rare medical condition, according to a $10 million suit filed Monday in Florida state court.
A group of disabled football fans and concert attendees suing the San Francisco 49ers and the city of Santa Clara over a “disability access nightmare” at Levi’s Stadium asked for class certification on Monday, telling a California federal judge they had checked all the necessary boxes.
The Chicago Cubs on Friday asked a second time that an Illinois federal judge either toss or stay a man’s lawsuit challenging wheelchair access seating plans in the ball club’s in-progress Wrigley Field renovations, saying the renovations will not cause him a legal injury and he can’t sue until he’s experienced one.
A federal judge in Virginia on Friday sentenced the owner of a transportation company to 14 months in prison for stealing federal funds meant for a cultural exchange program for athletes from disadvantaged countries, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
A former employee of MLB Advanced Media hit the powerhouse streaming specialist with a proposed class and collective action in New York federal court Friday, saying the company routinely stiffs employees on overtime.
Bankrupt entertainment production logistics company VER Technologies HoldCo LLC received interim court approval Friday in Delaware for access to $48 million of its $364 million debtor-in-possession financing as it pursues a merger deal with a competitor.
Qatari investors promised for months to pay actor and rapper Ice Cube and his business partner millions as part of an investment in a basketball league, but turned to bribes and lies when plans to usurp control failed, according to a $1.2 billion defamation suit filed in California state court Thursday.
MLB Advanced Media allegedly poached a key employee from the tech partner that invented now-ubiquitous strike-zone and pitch-path graphic tracking, flouted a lucrative licensing deal, and trod on the partner's patented IP for the entire 2017 season, according to a dramatic new lawsuit filed in New York federal court on Friday.
An Adidas executive, a consultant for the shoe company and a former NBA agent charged in a college basketball bribery scheme involving top-tier NCAA schools asked a New York federal judge Thursday to force the government to turn over witness statements that may aid their case, including those of a high school basketball director who was unexpectedly dropped from the case.
In an acronym-heavy edition of Law360's roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the PGA Tour calls "Fore!" on an application for “Players Only” golf gear, HBO aims to burn two applications that riff on "Game of Thrones," and the Motion Picture Association of America gets upset about a trademark that's "Rated F For Funny."
Polsinelli PC on Thursday said an attorney whose practice centers on guiding his sports industry clients through licensing, sponsorship, broadcasting and other deals has joined the firm as a shareholder in Boston after more than a decade at Ropes & Gray LLP.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has agreed to settle a proposed class action alleging the sports retailer falsely advertised that its youth baseball bats were eligible for use in a number of leagues even though they didn’t meet the leagues’ standards, according to a filing in Illinois federal court Thursday.
A Florida man hit a New Jersey youth sports camp with a putative class action Thursday claiming the camp's Brooklyn, New York-based owner violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited, harassing text messages via an autodialer.
The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the National Football League concussion settlement on Thursday granted the lead class counsel’s bid for nearly $107 million in attorneys’ fees and capped fees for individual attorneys at 22 percent, praising the work of class attorneys despite allegations the deal is failing many former players.
The NCAA told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision in an overtime case Monday undermined the arguments of a former University of Southern California linebacker trying to revive his wage and overtime class action.
Production equipment rental company VER Technologies HoldCo LLC announced on Thursday that it has filed for bankruptcy in Delaware to facilitate a merger with competitor Production Resource Group LLC and restructure its funded debt, which currently hovers just above $760 million.
Legal leaders who want to meet their clients' expanding expectations should start moving their documents to future-ready document management solutions now if they want to stay competitive in the next few years, says Dan Puterbaugh of Adobe Systems Inc.
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis' wardrobe malfunction at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics has potential to reignite debate over the Federal Communications Commission's enforcement of indecency policies, says Stephen Fuzesi of Williams & Connolly LLP.
With the NCAA Committee on Enforcement circling and preparing to swoop in as soon as the Southern District of New York concludes the fact-finding stage of its investigation, a proactive approach by universities and their general counsels can help calm a crisis in college basketball, say attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.
At only 17 years old, Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim probably has not spent much time thinking about trusts and estate planning. But success on the big stage increases the value of the right of publicity, which affects estate-planning strategies, say Scott Weingust and Jordan Salins of Stout Risius Ross LLC.
On Saturday the International Olympic Committee is scheduled to make the politically and morally fraught decision of whether Russian athletes can march in the closing ceremony as Russian nationals with their flag. The IOC members would be well advised to punt this no-win decision to the IOC Athletes’ Commission, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle PC.
Last week, the District of Delaware raised eyebrows by ruling that documents provided to a litigation funder and its counsel in connection with their due diligence are categorically not attorney work product. Acceleration Bay v. Activision Blizzard seems to be a case of bad facts making bad law, says David Gallagher, investment manager and legal counsel for Bentham IMF.
Artificial intelligence tools can empower attorneys to work more efficiently, deepen and broaden their areas of expertise, and provide increased value to clients, which in turn can improve legal transparency, dispute resolution and access to justice. But there are some common pitfalls already apparent in the legal industry, say Ben Allgrove and Yoon Chae of Baker McKenzie.
In "Justice and Empathy: Toward a Constitutional Ideal," the late Yale Law School professor Robert Burt makes a compelling case for the undeniable role of the courts in protecting the vulnerable and oppressed. But the question of how the judiciary might conform to Burt’s expectations raises practical problems, says U.S. Circuit Judge Allyson Duncan of the Fourth Circuit.
On Friday, when the Court of Arbitration for Sport essentially reversed itself by stating that the International Olympic Committee had the right to keep cleared Russian athletes out of the Pyeongchang Olympics, it appeared that intimidation from the IOC had worked. This is especially true because the basis of the new CAS opinion is diametrically opposed to a 2011 opinion of the CAS, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.