The D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that the Obama administration bypassed the required rulemaking process when it banned imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, complicating an ongoing dispute over President Donald Trump’s policy on the threatened animals.
A federal jury in Brooklyn on Friday found the former heads of the Paraguayan and Brazilian soccer associations guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges, handing the government a partial win in the trial over the men's alleged roles in schemes where sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to more than two dozen soccer officials.
British online sports betting and gambling group GVC Holdings PLC has inked an agreement to acquire rival Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC that could be worth as much as £4 billion ($5.35 billion), the companies said on Friday.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday trimmed some of a former Dallas Cowboy's claims stemming from a TMZ.com article that alleged he tried to hire a hit man to kill his agent, but the panel let libel and civil conspiracy claims survive against the celebrity news site's corporate affiliates.
The last week has seen McDonald's sue Visa, Ukraine's Privatbank take on two of the country's richest men, and Co-Op Insurance lodge a contract dispute against IBM. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
An Indiana licensing management company scored a win Thursday when a Florida federal judge tossed allegations that it infringed the marketing rights for the likeness of baseball legend Honus Wagner for lack of jurisdiction.
USA Gymnastics "forced" Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney into a confidentiality agreement as part of a monetary settlement with the organization over sexual abuse allegations against former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has pled guilty to separate criminal sexual abuse charges, the gymnast alleged in a wider lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Germany's antitrust watchdog warned Thursday that the way the International Olympic Committee blocked athletes from licensing their names and likenesses for advertising during the competition violated the law, but said it would consider whether the IOC's offer to loosen the rules would fix the problem.
A Pennsylvania appeals court is being urged to reject ex-Penn State University President Graham Spanier’s efforts to dodge a child endangerment conviction on grounds that the statute of limitations for the charge, which implicated his response to a report of child molestation against onetime football coach Jerry Sandusky, had expired.
Scott Tucker, a professional race car driver who was convicted earlier this year on charges related to his $2 billion payday loan empire, was hit with tax fraud charges in Kansas federal court on Wednesday.
With the NFL's suspension battle with Ezekiel Elliott, a lively FIFA corruption trial and a showdown over the fate of sports gambling at the U.S. Supreme Court, this past year in sports law provided plenty of drama and intrigue off the field. Here, Law360 looks back at some of the major cases that grabbed the headlines in 2017.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's James Fogelman has successfully litigated cases involving gaming, sports and fantasy sports, including prevailing in battles over jurisdiction and arbitration in a high-profile dispute between an NBA agent and his former agency, landing him among Law360's 2017 Sports MVPs.
A U.S. Army veteran alleged in North Carolina federal court on Wednesday that Under Armour's line of clothing for NBA star Steph Curry infringes on a brand name and logo he has had registered since 2003.
A notorious sports memorabilia fraudster who prosecutors said cost investors and collectors more than $23 million was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, with an Illinois federal judge saying he is a talented con man from whom society needs protection.
A few tweaks earned Maurice Sporting Goods Inc. approval in Delaware bankruptcy court on Wednesday for about $1 million in key employee retention and incentive payouts, days ahead of the company’s Chapter 11 sale hearing.
Athletic equipment maker Performance Sports Group won confirmation Wednesday of its Chapter 11 plan to divvy up $575 million in sale proceeds after cutting several settlements that resolved a shareholder class action, ensured a full recovery for unsecured creditors and left money to go to equity holders.
A joint venture affiliated with a private equity and venture capital firm founded by New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon scored the winning bid for a $1 billion project to build the new home of the New York Islanders and a retail, hotel and entertainment complex, Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday.
Wave Broadband, a company that provides regional cable TV service, has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission alleging that three Comcast-owned NBC units are trying to strong-arm it into carrying regional sports networks to its basic-tier subscribers.
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP’s Lisa S. Blatt led the Washington Redskins’ successful fight to restore its canceled trademark registrations, including writing a colorful amicus brief cited by the Supreme Court as it found a bar on offensive marks unconstitutional, securing her a place among Law360’s 2017 Sports MVPs.
The International Paralympic Committee said Wednesday it will keep its suspension against the Russian paralympic team in place and will decide in January whether the delegation can compete in the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Now that the World Anti-Doping Agency has decided that Russia is not in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether Russian athletes can compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Based on the Olympic Charter, the Russian athletes should be allowed to participate, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Attorneys should follow seven key points to ensure that their discovery requests and pleadings are appropriately prepared to overcome common hurdles that may be encountered when requesting production of a personnel file, say Michael Errera and Paul Ferland of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC.
While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.
There are at least four reasons supporting the need for some form of a mediation group within a law firm, especially in firms with larger practices, according to Dennis Klein, owner of Critical Matter Mediation and former litigation partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
Defending depositions is challenging. The lawyer is the only shield and protector for the witness and the client. The rules of engagement are less than clear, and fraught with ethical perils. Difficult judgment calls often must be made in the heat of battle. This is where lawyers really earn their keep, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Federal prosecutors may be hoping that Travel Act charges against the NCAA basketball coaches and others avoid the U.S. Supreme Court’s narrowing of federal corruption statutes. But by using state corruption laws in these cases, federal prosecutors risk having McDonnell v. U.S. extend to state crimes and crippling local corruption prosecutions everywhere, say Elizabeth Capel and Brandon Fox of Jenner & Block LLP.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.