Sports

  • October 3, 2017

    Sports Marketer Wants Ex-OSU Player's Antitrust Suit Tossed

    A collegiate sports marketing company on Monday urged an Ohio federal judge to dismiss a former Ohio State University football player’s antitrust suit against it and OSU over banners hung in the school’s football stadium with former football players’ images, saying the player's claims against the company aren't specific enough.

  • October 3, 2017

    Chief Recounts 'Awkward' Lunch With Racer At $2B Loan Trial

    Miami Nation Chief Doug Lankford told a Manhattan jury Tuesday that he once angered racer Scott Tucker over lunch by artlessly suggesting that his tribe controlled assets at the heart of the federal case charging Tucker with running a $2 billion criminal payday loan empire along with his lawyer Timothy Muir. 

  • October 3, 2017

    Rams Fight Fan's Counterclaim Dismiss Bid In Ticket Suit

    The Rams National Football League team on Monday fought a fan’s bids for a quick win and to dodge the team’s counterclaim in consolidated putative class actions in Missouri federal court involving rights to personal seat licenses related to the team’s move to Los Angeles.

  • October 3, 2017

    Laurene Powell Jobs To Join Wizards, Capitals Ownership

    Billionaire philanthropist and former entrepreneur Laurene Powell Jobs has reached a deal to acquire a stake in Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Washington Wizards basketball and Washington Capitals ice hockey teams and Capital One Arena in D.C., the company confirmed Tuesday.

  • October 3, 2017

    ESPN Slams Privacy Watchdog’s Brief In App User’s Suit

    ESPN Inc. argued Monday that the Electronic Privacy Information Center ignored crucial parts of the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit’s Spokeo rulings in its amicus brief backing an app user’s suit accusing the sports network of running afoul of the Video Privacy Protection Act.

  • October 2, 2017

    House Passes Bills To Tweak Public Land Rules

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills Monday that target rules for mining and recreational use on federal lands in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

  • October 2, 2017

    Northwestern Can't Strike Deal Talks Info From Transfer Suit

    An Illinois federal judge refused Friday to strike portions of a former basketball player's complaint that mention settlement talks with Northwestern University, in a suit over the loss of a scholarship and NCAA rules requiring athletes to sit out a year after transferring.

  • October 2, 2017

    Student-Athletes, NCAA Seek Final Approval Of $75M Deal

    Former student-athletes on Friday asked an Illinois federal court for final approval of a $75 million settlement in multidistrict litigation against the NCAA over head injuries, saying that given reports of young NFL players diagnosed with brain damage after death, the medical monitoring program that is part of the deal can’t come soon enough.

  • October 2, 2017

    Arent Fox Snags Former US Attorney Who Prosecuted Shkreli

    Arent Fox LLP said Monday it has beefed up its New York office with the addition of a former Brooklyn U.S. attorney whose work has included prosecuting Martin Shkreli, overseeing the extradition of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and obtaining indictments of nearly 30 FIFA officials. 

  • October 2, 2017

    Sports Complex Loses $2M Permit Delay Fight Against City

    A Connecticut federal judge on Monday dismissed a suit brought by the owner of a sports facility alleging that city officials in Danbury delayed issuing building permits and then attached special conditions on the complex, finding that the owner did not allege a constitutionally protected interest.

  • October 2, 2017

    NCAA Says O’Bannon Thwarts Quick Win Bid In Antitrust Row

    The Ninth Circuit’s September 2015 O’Bannon decision precludes players’ claims in multidistrict litigation against the NCAA and nearly a dozen athletic conferences over allegedly anti-competitive caps on scholarships, the association argued in California federal court Friday, urging the court to grant its summary judgment motion over the players’.

  • October 2, 2017

    Insurer Won’t Have To Cover Golf Gadget IP Suit, Judge Says

    A golf gadget maker will have to bear the costs of a patent infringement suit itself, a California federal court ruled Friday, saying that a general liability policy issued by a subsidiary of The Hartford clearly doesn’t provide coverage for the suit.

  • October 2, 2017

    Judge Leaning Toward WWE In Wrestling Brain Injury Suits

    A Connecticut federal judge said Friday she is inclined to side with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. in a pair of consolidated actions with former wrestlers over the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries, but she gave the wrestlers an opportunity to file more succinct pleadings first.

  • September 29, 2017

    Life Time Fitness VP, 8 Others Charged With Insider Trading

    A former Life Time Fitness Inc. executive and eight others on Friday were hit with insider trading charges in Chicago federal court for trades made ahead of the gym chain’s $2.8 billion private equity buyout in 2015.

  • September 29, 2017

    High Court Stance On Sports Betting Could Reshape Industry

    All eyes in the sports world should be on the U.S. Supreme Court this term, which commences Monday, as the court reviews a federal law that prohibits states from allowing sports betting in a case that could dramatically change the North American sports industry.

  • September 29, 2017

    Lakers Can't Undo TCPA Coverage Loss, Insurer Tells 9th Circ.

    Federal Insurance Co. urged the full Ninth Circuit on Friday not to review a panel decision that the Los Angeles Lakers aren't covered for underlying claims that the team sent nuisance texts to Lakers fans.

  • September 29, 2017

    Law Prof Wraps Up FOIA Win On ICE Seizure Of Legal Goods

    A Georgetown law professor says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have dodged her just-wrapped Freedom of Information Act litigation by correcting an agency spokesman’s misstatement and producing requested documents regarding seizures of fair-use sports merchandise.

  • September 29, 2017

    DraftKings, FanDuel Duck College Athlete Likeness Suit

    An Indiana federal judge on Friday threw out a proposed class action by college athletes accusing DraftKings and FanDuel of profiting off the use of their names, images and likenesses, saying their claims are barred by exemptions to the state’s right-of-publicity law.

  • September 29, 2017

    Linebacker Says Jets Fired Him Over Bipolar Disorder

    Former National Football League linebacker Erin Henderson on Friday filed a wrongful termination suit against the New York Jets in New Jersey state court, saying the team fired him because he has a bipolar disorder.

  • September 29, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: AC Milan, Sushiro Global, Cedar Realty

    The Chinese investors that recently paid €740 million for AC Milan are looking for more investors to buy into the soccer club, Permira has agreed to sell a stake in Sushiro Global, and activist investor Snow Park Capital is pressuring Cedar Realty to make changes.

Expert Analysis

  • Employer Takeaways From EEOC's $10.5M Deal With Bass Pro

    Gerald  Maatman Jr.

    For employers who are constantly at risk of being the subject of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s next major investigation or systemic pattern or practice of discrimination class action, a closer reading of the terms in its recent settlement with Bass Pro gives valuable insight, say attorneys with Seyfarth Shaw.

  • Series

    Notes From A Law Firm Chief Privacy Officer: CPO Vs. CISO

    Mark McCreary

    To understand the role of the law firm chief privacy officer — and why that person ought to be a lawyer — it’s important to distinguish the role they fill from that of the chief information security officer, says Mark McCreary, chief privacy officer for Fox Rothschild LLP.

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Entering Joint-Representation AFA

    Natalie Hanlon Leh

    One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. This way parties can more efficiently manage a matter and reduce their individual legal fees. But joint representation is not without its own risks and challenges, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • Legal Incubators Can Help New Lawyers And Society

    Martin Pritikin

    Legal incubators serve as an important bridge to practice and a crucial step toward aligning the incentives of new lawyers with the needs of their clients. They may even pose a threat to the traditional law school model itself, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Martin Pritikin, dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University.

  • Opinion

    IAAF Recognition Of Intersex Runner Sets Humane Precedent

    Ronald Katz

    Kudos to the International Association of Athletics Federations for issuing a special invitation to sprinter Dutee Chand to participate in the World Championships that begin on Friday, and for recognizing that people should not be banned from competition simply because of how they were born. However, the IAAF needs to go further, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided: Part 2

    Robert W. Ludwig

    In the second installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig continues his deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.

  • How To Prioritize Your Law Firm's Crisis Response Plan

    Michelle Samuels

    If the media is going to cover your law firm’s crisis, they are going to cover it with or without your firm’s input. But your involvement can help shape the story and improve your firm’s image in the public eye, says Michelle Samuels, vice president of public relations at Jaffe.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Closing Argument

    Stephen Susman

    In the final article in this series on proposed innovations to the American jury trial, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project sum up the improvements they believe the U.S. jury system desperately needs.

  • 5 Questions All AFAs Should Answer Clearly

    Gregory Lantier

    While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • Cybersecurity Risks In The Courtroom

    Daniel Garrie

    As cybercriminals continue to look for easy targets, the court system will surely enter their crosshairs. If judges and court personnel do not maintain proper data security and cyber hygiene, confidential litigant information can fall into the hands of a wide variety of bad actors, say Daniel Garrie of JAMS, David Cass of IBM Cloud, Joey Johnson of Premise Health Inc. and Richard Rushing of Motorola Mobility LLC.