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Sports

  • November 27, 2018

    WWE Wrestlers Fight To Save Concussion Suits At 2nd Circ.

    A group of former professional wrestlers has urged the Second Circuit not to deny its appeal in suits claiming World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. hid the dangers of head injuries from them, saying the court’s previous decision to consolidate their cases means their appeals were filed on time.

  • November 26, 2018

    Gov't Wants New Bribery Evidence In Health Care Fraud Case

    Prosecutors in a $1 billion health care fraud case against a Miami businessman are asking a Florida federal judge to allow them to claim that, after failing to bribe his son's way onto the University of Pennsylvania basketball team, he tried to buy him a crew team spot.

  • November 26, 2018

    ThermoLife Accuses Supplement Co. Of False Advertising

    Dietary supplement maker ThermoLife International LLC has accused rival American Fitness Wholesalers LLC of unfair competition and false advertising, according to a suit entered in Arizona federal court Monday, alleging the company has been improperly labeling its products as containing "patented creatine nitrate."

  • November 26, 2018

    Spain Probing Adidas For Anti-Competitive Sales Practices

    Spain’s competition authority has announced that it’s opening sanction proceedings against Adidas’ Spanish branch, after investigating a complaint that accused the company of anti-competitive activity.

  • November 26, 2018

    NCAA Slammed With New Concussion Class Action

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association and its Missouri Valley Conference have been hit with a proposed class action in Indiana federal court claiming the organizations “sacrificed player safety in favor of profits and self-promotion” by failing to protect college football players from the dangers of concussions.

  • November 26, 2018

    Hawaii High Court Revives NCAA Unfair Competition Suit

    The Hawaii Supreme Court has revived an unfair competition suit brought by a bowl game sponsor against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, ruling it had presented enough evidence to move forward with its case accusing the NCAA of scuttling its sale.

  • November 21, 2018

    Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 71 Firms

    The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2018 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.

  • November 21, 2018

    Investor Challenges National Events Deal With D&O Insurer

    The largest creditor of bankrupt ticket brokerage and alleged Ponzi scheme vehicle National Events Holding LLC has again objected to a proposed $1.65 million settlement between the debtor’s trustee and its directors and officers insurer, and is fighting a bid to roll several closely associated entities into the Chapter 7 case.

  • November 21, 2018

    County Must Face Suit Over Cyclist's Death, Calif. Court Says

    A California appeals court has revived a suit accusing the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department of negligently organizing a search for a cyclist injured on a mountain biking trip who later died of hypothermia, saying the trial judge erroneously determined the county had no duty of care.

  • November 21, 2018

    Cincinnati Reds Win Bobblehead Tax Break In Ohio High Court

    The Cincinnati Reds do not owe use tax on purchases of bobbleheads and other promotional items that incentivize fans to attend games, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, holding that consideration for the objects is factored into ticket prices.

  • November 21, 2018

    FIFA Judge Balks At $116M Restitution Bids In Bribery Case

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to allow FIFA and two related organizations to recoup more than $116 million in restitution from two former soccer officials convicted of corruption offenses, finding in part that FIFA’s bid to collect for internal investigative costs is precluded by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Lagos v. U.S.

  • November 21, 2018

    Brand Battles: American Whiskey, Barbie, Russell Westbrook

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Sazerac fights an effort to “monopolize” a simple whiskey name, Mattel cites a little-known Sotomayor opinion to protect Barbie, and NBA superstar Russell Westbrook shoots for a registration for his charitable foundation.

  • November 21, 2018

    NFL Pro Slams Union In Suit Over 10-Game Suspension

    Philadelphia Eagles lineman Lane Johnson is fighting to keep alive his lawsuit against the NFL Players Association over his 10-game suspension for banned substances use, saying the union’s attempt to shut down his suit by providing him a copy of the bargaining agreement he’s sought for more than a year is too little, too late.

  • November 21, 2018

    Robbins Geller Tapped To Lead Skechers Stock-Drop Suit

    A New York federal judge Tuesday named Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as lead counsel in consolidated stock-drop class actions that accuse Skechers of exaggerating its sales growth projections.

  • November 21, 2018

    Exercise Device Co. Owes $11.9M For Infringed Patent

    A California federal judge has doubled to $11.88 million the patent-infringement verdict against Woss Enterprises in connection with an exercise device, saying Tuesday the company’s “copying was deliberate" and also warranted a permanent injunction.

  • November 21, 2018

    Tampa Bay Rays Can't Hang Up On TCPA Suit

    A Florida federal judge has denied a motion by Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays to dismiss a putative class action claiming the team sent unwanted text messages to a Florida man, saying it is too early to decide whether or not the man consented to the texts.

  • November 20, 2018

    Vijay Singh, PGA Settle 5-Year Deer-Antler Doping Saga

    Golfer Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit alleging the PGA Tour acted in bad faith by suspending him for using a deer-antler supplement that wasn't actually banned, according to documents filed Tuesday in New York state court.

  • November 20, 2018

    Ex-MSU Prez Faces Criminal Charges In Nassar Probe

    Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to investigators during a criminal investigation into former faculty and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who has been convicted of sexual abuse.

  • November 20, 2018

    Wynn Resorts Seeks To End $1B RICO Suit Over Mass. Casino

    Wynn Resorts Ltd. urged a Massachusetts federal judge to dismiss corruption claims brought by an East Boston racetrack that said it lost out on $1 billion when Wynn beat it to a casino license, arguing the suit was filed too late and that the company is protected by the state’s anti-SLAPP law.

  • November 20, 2018

    Vikings Owners Can't Get NJ High Court To Review RICO Suit

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to review a ruling against the owners of the Minnesota Vikings on racketeering and other claims by former partners in a real estate project.

Expert Analysis

  • Does Rule 45 Protect Nonparties From Undue Burden?

    Matthew Hamilton

    Interpretations of Rule 45 protections vary but what's clear is that "undue burden" does not mean no burden at all. To avoid the costs of compliance with a subpoena, a nonparty should be ready to demonstrate its disinterest in the litigation and the anticipated cost and burden of compliance, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton LLP.

  • 9th Circ. Offers Clarity On Intent Of TCPA, For Now

    Octavio Gomez

    In Marks v. Crunch San Diego, the Ninth Circuit published a well-reasoned interpretation of an automated telephonic dialing system under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. However, it will likely create uncertainty as an upcoming Federal Communications Commission order may not be able to overcome this court’s rationale, says Octavio Gomez of Morgan & Morgan PA.

  • How Corporate Reputation Risk Is Exacerbating D&O Liability

    Nir Kossovsky

    At a time when the materiality of corporate reputation risk is widely recognized, but institutional safeguards against that risk are not, what are the implications for directors and officers? The current state of play is not comforting, says Nir Kossovsky of Steel City Re.

  • Athlete Activism Is Changing Partnerships With Brands

    Michael Rueda

    Morals clauses are common in endorsement deals but are typically in favor of the brand. Given today's socially aware environment, athletes should negotiate to protect their personal brands from the negative reputational impact that could result from actions by their commercial partners, say Michael Rueda and Gregory Pun of Withers LLP.

  • 5 More GC Tips For Succeeding As A New Associate

    Jason Idilbi

    Jason Idilbi, former BigLaw associate and general counsel of the tech startup Passport Labs Inc., returns to Law360 to share recent thoughts on best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Block Reviews 'Tough Cases'

    Judge Frederic Block

    In a new, extraordinary book, "Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made," 13 of my judicial brethren have courageously and dramatically humanized the judicial process, says U.S. District Judge Frederic Block of the Eastern District of New York.

  • 8 Innovative Ways To Empower Jurors

    Christopher Campbell

    Much time and attention have been focused on improving lawyers' abilities to communicate with and persuade juries in complex trials. But it is equally important to equip and prepare jurors to become better students in the courtroom, say attorneys with DLA Piper and Litstrat Inc.

  • Cloud Computing Clearly The Future For Small Firms

    Holly Urban

    While in-house technology investments on the scale and complexity needed to compete with large firms remain cost prohibitive for small and midsize law firms, cloud-based services offer significant cost savings and productivity gains with little to no capital investment, says Holly Urban of Effortless Legal LLC.

  • Leveraging Today's Lateral Associate Market

    Darin Morgan

    With the Milbank/Cravath pay scale once again equalizing compensation at many Am Law 100 firms, there is even more pressure for firms to differentiate themselves to top lateral associate candidates. This presents strategic considerations for both law firms and lateral candidates throughout the recruitment process, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Opinion

    Why The World Anti-Doping Agency Must Be Replaced

    Ronald Katz

    On Thursday, the World Anti-Doping Agency ended Russia's suspension for doping​, causing an uproar among athletes and drug prevention administrators because of what they believe is insufficient punishment​. But there is a much deeper problem — WADA enabled the Russian doping, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.