Sports

  • May 8, 2017

    Billy Walters Bets Key Witness' 'Perjury' Wins New Trial

    Prominent gambler Billy Walters, convicted in April of insider trading, on Friday asked a New York federal court for a new trial, saying the government’s star witness former Dean Foods chair Tom Davis lied on the stand and prosecutors knew or should have known he was lying.

  • May 8, 2017

    How 1 Firm Helped Navigate A Dozen Texas Hotel Deal Changes

    A massive 600-room, four-brand hotel project adjacent to the Dallas Cowboys stadium has required more than a dozen contract amendments due to a number of financing, branding and zoning complications, and one law firm has helped developer NewcrestImage bring the project to its recent groundbreaking.

  • May 5, 2017

    Minor Leaguers Dealt Curveball As Wage Case Halted

    A California federal magistrate judge on Friday threw a curveball to a class of Minor League Baseball players, halting their minimum wage action to give Major League Baseball the opportunity to appeal to the Ninth Circuit over whether the players can bring their claims as a class, a move that could delay the case for a year or more.

  • May 5, 2017

    TSG To Exit Planet Fitness With Potential $325M Share Sale

    Planet Fitness private equity backer TSG Consumer Partners LLC is shedding the last of its stake in the gym chain with a share sale that could net it $325 million, according to a Thursday announcement.

  • May 5, 2017

    SEC Looks To Compel Canadian Depos In Jay Peak Suit

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a Florida federal court on Friday to request help from the Superior Court of Quebec in compelling a pair of Canadian citizens to give depositions in its fraud suit against the owner of Jay Peak resort over $350 million in EB-5 investments.

  • May 5, 2017

    Judge OKs Medical Advisers For NFL Concussion Settlement

    The panel of experts and other consultants who will review disputes over qualifying diagnoses of former NFL players seeking recovery from the uncapped NFL concussion settlement was set Friday as the Pennsylvania federal court judge overseeing the settlement agreed to the list of experts presented by the players and the league.

  • May 5, 2017

    Sports News Co. Slapped With NY Wage Class Action

    Online sports news company OneUp Sports and its founder were hit with a proposed class action in New York state court Thursday alleging that they intentionally didn’t pay employees at all for three months in 2016.

  • May 5, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: Comcast, Chuck E. Cheese, Rio Tinto

    Cable giants Comcast and Charter Communications will work together to form a wireless partnership, Apollo Global plans to either sell Chuck E. Cheese or take it public, and numerous suitors are vying for Rio Tinto's majority stakes in two Australian mines.

  • May 5, 2017

    FIFA Appeal Body Overturns 4-Match Ban For Lionel Messi

    The Argentine soccer federation won an appeal Friday on behalf of its superstar forward Lionel Messi, with the FIFA Appeal Committee overturning a four-match suspension that would have kept Messi out of Argentina's critical 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

  • May 5, 2017

    Pop Warner Hits Sponsor With Contract Breach Suit

    Youth football, cheerleading and dance organization Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. filed suit against one of its sponsors on Friday, arguing the company breached their agreement by assigning the contract to a third-party direct competitor without providing notice.

  • May 5, 2017

    Jump Rope Co. Accuses Chinese Rival Of Infringing Tech

    A company that specializes in making speed jump ropes and jump rope handles filed suit against a Chinese counterpart in Colorado federal court on Thursday, accusing its Chinese rival of violating two of its patents and selling jump ropes using its technology on its Alibaba marketplace.

  • May 4, 2017

    Jackson Lewis Looks To Toss Ex-Coach's NJ Malpractice Suit

    Jackson Lewis PC has urged a New Jersey state court to toss a malpractice suit from the former women's basketball coach at Kean University over the firm's representation of her during the NCAA probe that led to her removal from the team, claiming she has not adequately met discovery demands.

  • May 4, 2017

    Morissette's Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing $7.2M

    Alanis Morissette's former business manager was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for stealing $7.2 million from his clients, including $4.8 million from the singer-songwriter, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.

  • May 4, 2017

    Feds Blast Ex-Peru Soccer Boss's Bid To Trim FIFA Charges

    New York federal prosecutors in the FIFA corruption case told the court Thursday that a former Peruvian soccer head and FIFA committee member cannot trim the charges against him, saying he is relying on arguments from other defendants that the court has already ruled against.

  • May 4, 2017

    MLS Hopeful Phoenix Rising Hires Goldman Sachs

    Phoenix Rising Football Club in its push to be an official candidate for a Major League Soccer expansion team has retained the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as structuring agent for the financing of its proposed climate-controlled MLS stadium.

  • May 4, 2017

    Chicago Cubs Seek To Toss Broker's Suit Over Season Tickets

    The Chicago Cubs are seeking dismissal of a ticket broker’s claim the team breached a settlement when it failed to renew his season tickets, saying he was misreading the agreement to get perpetual rights to the stadium seats.

  • May 4, 2017

    Trump Golf Club, Ex-Employee Settle Age Bias Suit

    The Third Circuit on Thursday dismissed an appeal by a former Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck employee challenging a decision to end his age discrimination suit after the parties reached an agreement to end the case.

  • May 4, 2017

    NY Court Suspends Atty Involved In FIFA Corruption Case

    A New York appeals court on Thursday handed down an indefinite suspension to an attorney and former sports marketing executive who pled guilty to arranging millions of dollars in bribes for former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb, saying that his conduct rose to the level of a “serious crime.”

  • May 4, 2017

    Calif. Nike Retail Workers Seek Remand In Wage Suit

    A proposed class of Nike Retail Services Inc. employees accusing the company of taking money out of their paychecks to cover required store uniforms and other labor law violations urged a California federal judge Wednesday to send the case back to state court, citing the local nature of the claims and parties.

  • May 4, 2017

    NBA Says 17 Teams To Get In On 2K Esports League

    The NBA said Thursday that 17 of its 30 franchises will participate in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K esports league, a co-venture with "NBA 2K" game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. set to debut in 2018 as the NBA looks to tap into the burgeoning esports market.

Expert Analysis

  • In The Associate Lateral Market, All Law Firms Are Not Equal

    Darin R. Morgan

    When associates contemplate a potential lateral move, there is a common misconception that all law firms are the same. It may seem that one law firm is just like the next, but if you dig deeper, you may discover unique attributes at some firms that may be more appealing and improve your professional satisfaction significantly, says Darin Morgan of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Reflections From A Mock Trial

    Lora Brzezynski

    Nerves were high on the day of the trial. While technically client interests were not at stake, our reputations were still on the line. We were not only presenting our case in front of our newly acquainted colleagues, but also for partners at our firm, expert witnesses, federal judges and in-house counsel — potential employers and clients, say attorneys with Dentons, sharing their recent mock trial experience.

  • When Grumpy Cat Becomes Grumpy Plaintiff: Memes In Court

    Alexander Ziccardi

    While memes’ influence on politics and pop culture is widely acknowledged, little attention has been paid to the legal risks facing the people who create and post memes. That soon may change. Memes have begun popping up in a handful of lawsuits that mirror the kinds of claims that have long been brought against more traditional media, says Alexander Ziccardi of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP.

  • Data Analytics Now Cost-Effective For Smaller Firms

    Chris Paskach

    A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of Am Law 200 firms are now using data analytics, compared to only about a tenth of regional and boutique firms. Yet the exploding market for data analytics technology in business is making these productivity tools available for any size matter or firm, say Christopher Paskach of The Claro Group and Douglas Johnston Jr. of Five Management LLC.

  • Don’t Underestimate The Value Of An Internal Audit

    Justin Gwin

    Most legal and business leaders know that internal culture — including tone, operating style, standard of behavior and shared values that guide employee decisions — can make or break a firm. An internal audit can assess a firm's culture and identify potential issues within the organization, says Justin Gwin of Kaufman Rossin PA.

  • New Business Opportunities In Shared Workspaces

    Philippe Houdard

    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.

  • Limiting Remedies On Celebrity Right-Of-Publicity Claims

    Arsen Kourinian

    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.

  • How 401(k) Benefits Can Attract Millennial Legal Talent

    Nathan Fisher

    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.

  • The Loss Of Confidentiality In NY Arbitral Enforcement Cases

    Jonathan J. Tompkins

    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.

  • What Lawyers Can Learn From Kellyanne Conway

    Michelle Samuels

    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.