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  • October 23, 2018

    Hoops Trial Jury Works Late On 2nd Day Of Deliberations

    The Manhattan jury mulling charges against two Adidas marketing pros and an aspiring sports agent accused of defrauding NCAA schools by secretly paying student basketball players worked overtime Tuesday, asking for transcripts and a cooperator's testimony.

  • October 23, 2018

    NFLPA's Bengals Grievance Over Anthem Protester Denied

    The National Football League Players Association's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals over their decision not to sign now-Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, one of the first players to kneel in protest during the national anthem before games, was denied by an arbitrator, the sides confirmed Tuesday.

  • October 23, 2018

    Customer Defends Spam Suit Against Car Cos., Broadcaster

    A customer suing a sports cable network and two automakers over unsolicited automated text ads has asked a Florida federal judge to deny their motion to delay the case indefinitely because the Federal Communications Commission is reconsidering certain technological terms that could affect its outcome. 

  • October 23, 2018

    Ammo Co. Says Dick's Delayed Buy Led To Lost Copter Deal

    A munitions company sought more than $5.4 million from Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. in Pennsylvania federal court Tuesday, alleging that the retailer's monthslong delay in accepting a large ammunition sale set off a chain of events that caused the munition company’s sale of helicopters to the Lebanese government to fall through.

  • October 23, 2018

    Betting Giant Sues FanDuel For Stealing 'How To' Guide

    Less than six months after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed New Jersey to legalize sports gambling, British betting giant William Hill is accusing upstart rival FanDuel of “blatantly” stealing a copyrighted gambling handbook from a New Jersey racetrack.

  • October 23, 2018

    Don't Toss Concussion Suit, Former NFLer's Ex Tells Judge

    The ex-wife of a former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge not to dismiss her suit against the team over his concussion injuries, saying she opted out of the 2015 settlement agreement with the NFL and her claims should move forward.

  • October 23, 2018

    Gym Chain XSport Fitness Settles OT, Benefits Suit

    Gym chain XSport Fitness has agreed to settle a proposed class action alleging it violated federal labor law by denying overtime pay and some benefits promised to workers, agreeing to compensate over 1,000 employees, according to a settlement approved Tuesday in Illinois federal court.

  • October 23, 2018

    Ex-USA Gymnastics Prez Wants Suits Halted After Arrest

    Following his arrest last week in Tennessee, the former president of USA Gymnastics asked California federal courts to halt several civil suits related to the Larry Nassar abuse scandal that name him as a defendant, saying if the cases move forward, he will have to choose between defending himself in those suits and maintaining his Fifth Amendment rights.

  • October 22, 2018

    Rams Owner's Co. Wants Suit Tossed Over 'Stolen' Docs

    The former president of two aerial camera companies who is suing Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke's entertainment holding company over its unexpected purchase of the businesses has pushed back against a bid to toss his suit as a sanction for "stealing" documents, calling the request cynical and overblown.

  • October 22, 2018

    PE-Backed Lacrosse League Launches With NBC Sports Deal

    A new private equity-backed professional lacrosse league burst onto the scene Monday with plans to begin play next year and have games shown on NBC Sports in a partnership with the network as media companies continue to rely on live sports content, particularly as they add new over-the-top streaming platforms.

  • October 22, 2018

    Equistone Bids €283M For French Sport Shoe Business

    The parent company of French retail chain Casino has received a €283 million ($326 million) offer for its Courir sport shoe brand from private equity firm Equistone, according to Monday press releases from both sides of the deal.

  • October 22, 2018

    Mother Of Minor Leaguer Who Died On Court Moves NBA Suit

    The mother of a deceased minor league basketball player sued the National Basketball Association and Detroit Pistons in Michigan federal court on Monday over the league's alleged failure to prepare for or treat her son's midgame cardiac event, months after voluntarily dropping a similar suit filed in New York. 

  • October 22, 2018

    Ex-CBS Sports Employee's Bias, Retaliation Suit Trimmed

    A New York federal judge on Friday granted CBS a partial dismissal of a suit by the network's former manager of sports production services, saying that while she had failed to back her claims of discrimination, she could still make a claim she was fired for her complaints.

  • October 22, 2018

    Canadian Skating Champ Challenges 'Nonsensical' Visa Denial

    A Canadian figure skater denied a visa that would allow her to compete on the U.S. Olympic team has filed suit against U.S. immigration authorities, saying their failure to class her multiple ice dancing prizes as international recognition is "nonsensical."

  • October 19, 2018

    USA Gymnastics Says Safe Sport Act Abuse Suit Can't Stand

    USA Gymnastics urged a Massachusetts federal court Friday to toss a proposed class action alleging it has failed to report sexual abuse allegations to law enforcement as required by the Safe Sport Act enacted earlier this year, arguing that the law does not apply to suspicions learned before the law was passed.

  • October 19, 2018

    Foot Locker Board Accused Of Hiding Sales Struggles

    A Foot Locker Inc. stockholder has sued the company’s board of directors, saying the group hid knowledge that the retailer’s brick-and-mortar stores were suffering because of online competition, which led inflated stock prices to plummet when the truth came out.

  • October 19, 2018

    NCAA Athletes Rip 'Myth' Of Amateurism In Trial Closings

    NCAA athletes on Friday blasted the association's rules limiting athlete compensation in written closing arguments of a landmark antitrust trial, arguing that fans won't stop watching college sports if athletes are paid and amateurism is an "economically invalid" myth.

  • October 19, 2018

    Texas Justices Won't Revive Romo's Fantasy Expo NFL Suit

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to review a suit alleging the National Football League torpedoed a fantasy football convention associated with former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

  • October 19, 2018

    Getty Wants $2.8M in Legal Bills After Photo Copyright Win

    Two weeks after a federal judge dismissed a copyright lawsuit against Getty Images by saying the plaintiff had “nobody to blame but itself,” the photo licensing giant is demanding repayment of more than $2.8 million in legal bills.

  • October 19, 2018

    Jay Peak Receiver, Ex-Owner Ink Deal In $350M EB-5 Suit

    The receiver for the failed Jay Peak EB-5 project asked a Florida federal judge Friday to approve a settlement ending the suit against a former ski resort owner over a $350 million investment fraud scheme, calling the deal an "important step" in allowing the receiver to sell the property and compensate investors.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Coach Contract Sexual Misconduct Clauses Are Concerning

    Scott Bernstein

    A clause added to The Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer's contract, requiring him to report any known violations of the school’s sexual misconduct policy, may seem noncontroversial. However, because schools often define sexual misconduct too broadly, this type of provision could cause lasting harm to innocent student-athletes, say Scott Bernstein and Justin Dillon of KaiserDillon PLLC.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • A Look At Ex-Coach's Amicus Brief In On-Field Prayer Case

    Ronald Katz

    Although retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden's brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton urges the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit decision banning prayer on the football field after games, the brief inadvertently lays out the problems of mixing religion and sport at a public school, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.