Boston University CTE Center's Dr. Ann McKee, a leading researcher of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, told a Minnesota federal court Friday she was utterly astonished the National Hockey League compared her work to that of the discredited doctor who claimed vaccines cause autism.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday found two Russian athletes and two coaches guilty of doping violations related to the use, administration or trafficking of banned substances, stripping some of medals and handing down multiyear or lifetime bans for their actions.
Electra Private Equity PLC exited its investment in U.K. bowling alley operator Hollywood Bowl PLC on Friday after about two-and-a-half years, selling off its remaining 18 percent stake for around £40.9 million ($50.7 million).
A FIFA appellate body has overturned a one-year ban of a Qatari soccer official who had sought to serve on the FIFA Council, lifting the sanctions imposed by the FIFA Ethics Committee after it found he had failed to cooperate with a separate investigation into another individual.
Prosecutors told a California federal judge Thursday that former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces and his associates can’t be acquitted because there’s more than enough evidence to tie them to trading on nonpublic tips about a medical device company, but the ex-CEO in the case said the feds were twisting facts.
Read 'em and weep, a New York federal jury told professional gambler Billy Walters on Friday after the six-woman, six-man panel convicted him of securities fraud, wire fraud and related conspiracies.
A Chinese insurance firm asked a Pennsylvania federal court Thursday to drop Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.'s suit seeking coverage for personal injury claims involving a burst exercise ball, saying the insurance dispute should be tried in a Chinese court.
A D.C. federal judge last week raised eyebrows by allowing defamation claims by two Major League Baseball stars to move forward against Al Jazeera over a 2015 investigative documentary that included claims they had used banned performance-enhancing drugs, sending a warning to reporters covering the underworld of doping to more thoroughly scrutinize sources.
The five remaining former soccer officials headed for a fall trial over the U.S. Department of Justice's FIFA corruption charges on Thursday asked a Brooklyn federal judge to sever their cases from one another, citing a spillover risk and criticizing the government's use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
The prosecution’s case in the insider trading trial of prominent sports gambler Billy Walters rises and falls on its star witness, former Dean Foods chair Tom Davis, who lied at least 50 times on the stand, Walters’ attorney told a New York federal jury during closing arguments Thursday.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday that it has determined the body has no jurisdiction to hear an appeal lodged by Brazilian soccer team Sport Club Internacional over claims a rival club should be docked standings points from last season for problems with a player's registration.
A Florida federal judge denied a request by Jay Peak resort owner Ariel Quiros’ former attorneys to intervene in a $350 million EB-5 visa suit against Quiros, finding Thursday it would not be proper for the nonparties to voice their concerns in the case.
The Federal Circuit ruled Thursday that a sports video game patent that Electronic Arts Inc.’s popular NBA video games were accused of infringing was invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice standard, upholding a decision from a federal judge in Utah.
American heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder urged a New York federal court on Wednesday not to undo his February trial win against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin over the cancellation of a Moscow fight due to results of doping tests, saying the court should ignore the other side's “histrionics.”
Outdoor sporting goods retailer Eastern Outfitters LLC asked the Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday to approve a plan to liquidate at least some of its 90 branded locations nationwide, with a joint venture of Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC and Hilco Merchant Resources LLC running the going-out-of-business sales.
A former NBA player’s appeal of his nine-year sentence for running a $3.5 million Ponzi scheme was denied Wednesday, with the Third Circuit saying the “new” evidence they’d been asked to consider did more to incriminate the player than exonerate him.
An investment fund on Wednesday asked a New York appeals court to reinstate its suit against the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC over its role in the £235 million ($327.5 million) sale of top-flight English soccer team Liverpool FC to the owners of the Boston Red Sox, saying the bank’s side deals with Liverpool’s former owners damaged the fund.
A Florida federal judge agreed Wednesday with a baseball agent and athletic trainer recently found guilty of smuggling Cuban ballplayers into the United States that federal prosecutors failed to justify a request to block them from receiving money from certain players while on bond.
A former Northern Illinois University football player filed a notice of appeal Wednesday challenging an Indiana federal court ruling that tossed his antitrust claim against the NCAA over its rule that forces student-athletes who transfer to sit out for a year before becoming eligible to play for the new school.
Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces asked a California federal court Wednesday to acquit him of insider trading charges, saying the government has provided no proof, before trial or during, that he profited from nonpublic merger tips about a friend’s medical device company.
For decades, law firms have taken on considerable expense to acquire or rent opulent office space, often with the intention of signaling seriousness and reliability to their clients. But more recently, solo practitioners and established firms alike have started breaking tradition, says Philippe Houdard, co-founder of Pipeline Workspaces.
When a licensee uses a celebrity’s image or likeness past the term of a license agreement, but in the same manner previously consented to, the claim falls squarely into a right-of-publicity tort and is like an intellectual property claim for economic damages. Emotional distress damages should not be available, says Arsen Kourinian of McGuireWoods LLP.
If today’s law firms are willing to rethink their perceptions of millennials, they may see greater success in attracting and retaining new talent by giving the younger generation the kind of retirement planning benefits they want and need, says Nathan Fisher of Fisher Investments.
A sobering series of decisions from New York federal courts has made clear that the valued benefits of confidentiality attendant to arbitration will almost assuredly be rendered ineffectual if and when recognition and enforcement is sought in New York, says Jonathan Tompkins of Shearman & Sterling LLP.
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway's TV appearances provide some examples of what lawyers should and shouldn't do when speaking to the media, says Michelle Samuels, a vice president of public relations at Jaffe.
We all recognize that cutting or copying text from earlier works and pasting it into new documents saves attorneys time. However, with this increase in speed comes an increased risk of making, or not catching, errors, says Robert Lang of D’Amato & Lynch LLP.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are being adapted for a myriad of commercial purposes, by a range of industries including entertainment, energy, farming, real estate, telecommunications, shipping and construction. But as drone usage proliferates, manufacturers and distributors must be cognizant of product liability risks, safety standards, technological developments, and changing insurance coverage requirements, says Nathan Bohlander of M... (continued)
Detractors of litigation funding have strained to characterize a recent decision from a California federal court as significant headway in their crusade against the litigation funding industry. However, in truth, this is a victory for both the industry and those in need of capital to bring meritorious claims against wrongdoers in an often prohibitively expensive legal system, say Matthew Harrison and Priya G. Pai of Bentham IMF.
When Under Armour’s CEO recently called President Donald Trump “a real asset for the country,” several Under Armour celebrity spokespersons voiced their disapproval. In the age of Trump, advertisers should re-evaluate what kind of behavior they're willing to tolerate from their celebrity endorsers, say Matthew Kane and Keri Bruce of Reed Smith LLP.
As Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation continues to grow at a staggering rate, the Spokeo defense remains an intriguing, if unsettled, means of attacking TCPA claims in federal court. Van Patten v. Vertical Fitness might not be the TCPA killer defendants have hoped for, but it is at the very least a welcome refuge for companies under siege, say Michael Reif and David Martinez of Robins Kaplan LLP.