The leaders of the soccer federations for the United States, Canada and Mexico announced Monday they are submitting a joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup as the U.S. teams up with its neighbors to put forth an expected bid amid concerns that U.S. immigration policies under the Trump administration would harm the country’s chances of hosting the event.
A federal judge in Texas on Friday allowed a former student's claims that Baylor University and its former head football coach Art Briles disregarded and mishandled allegations of sexual assault on campus to move forward, calling her contention that the university insulated football players from such allegations “disturbing.”
Pepperdine University on Friday asked a California federal court to force two of its former women’s basketball players, who allege the school discriminated against them because they were engaged in a dating relationship, to undergo mental examinations to determine the extent of the emotional distress they allege to have suffered.
A security firm and other employers of workers at Monmouth Park Racetrack have been slapped with a putative class action in New Jersey state court alleging they have failed to pay the wages required under a state statute dealing with building services at state-owned and state-leased facilities.
Major League Baseball and its clubs must face another oral argument in the Ninth Circuit over baseball's long-held antitrust exemption after the appellate court on Friday denied a bid to rule just on the briefs in an appeal by a group of former minor league ballplayers who say the league and its clubs have unlawfully conspired to suppress their pay.
Aspen Skiing Co. LLC and KSL Capital Partners LLC have agreed to buy North American mountain resort and adventure company Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. in a deal worth roughly $1.5 billion, including debt, the companies said on Monday.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to consider whether a lower court erred in tossing a Meadowlands Racetrack security guard's putative class action against the racetrack operator, effectively rejecting arguments that state labor statutes require the operator to pay certain wages to workers at the state-owned and state-leased facility.
In one case, my cross-examination of the CEO in open court was the closest I have come to a true “Perry Mason moment.” I caught him in blatant lies, prompting the judge at the end of the hearing to declare that he had committed perjury, says Stephen Rosenthal, a partner at Podhurst Orseck PA.
Electronic Arts asked a California federal judge Friday to trim a state law right-of-publicity claim from a suit by former National Football League players over the use of their likenesses in Madden video games, saying the law’s narrow language excludes the game’s avatars, which all use the same generic faces.
Jay Peak resort owner Ariel Quiros' former attorneys on Friday urged a Florida federal judge to reconsider barring them from intervening in a $350 million EB-5 visa suit against Quiros, saying they only are asking for a simple clarification on an asset freeze order.
Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff sued his former attorneys for allegedly botching a $12 million suit he filed in connection with medical treatment he received for a career-ending concussion suffered during a game, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in D.C. federal court.
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.
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.
Fred Korematsu’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order that led to the incarceration of approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry may sound like ancient history. However, Feb. 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the order's signing, and that it’s celebrating its diamond anniversary now is breathtaking timing, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Despite initial worries from practitioners, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision 10 years ago in MedImmune has provided greater predictability as to the circumstances that will warrant declaratory judgment jurisdiction, allowing trademark owners to make informed decisions about their enforcement strategies, say James Griffith and Michelle Bolos of Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Super Bowl viewers may have wondered what type of legal approvals were needed to enable the massive display of 300 choreographed drones that kicked off Lady Gaga’s halftime show. In fact, a tape delay and a special waiver of the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 107 regulations were required to make the performance work, say Anna Gomez, Joshua Turner and Sara Baxenberg of Wiley Rein LLP.