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Sports

  • May 4, 2018

    Nike Accuses Puma Of Infringing 'Flyknit,' Sole Patents

    Nike filed suit against Puma in a Boston federal court on Thursday, claiming the sportswear competitor is infringing patents that cover trendy knitted shoes as well as two key sole technologies.

  • May 3, 2018

    MMA Fighter Hits UFC Parent With NLRB Claim

    Mixed martial arts fighter Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday against the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s parent company, alleging the UFC cut her out of future fights in retaliation for her unionization drive.

  • May 3, 2018

    Minor Leaguers' Hours Too Varied For Class Action, MLB Says

    Major League Baseball told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that a class of minor league players suing over unpaid overtime can’t possibly overcome the fatal fact that ballplayers’ schedules vary wildly from person to person and team to team, making their Fair Labor Standards Act collective action utterly “unmanageable.”

  • May 3, 2018

    IOC To Appeal Lifted Bans On 28 Russian Athletes

    The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that it will challenge a sports court's decision to strike down its lifetime ban on 28 Russian athletes accused of doping who were banned just before the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • May 3, 2018

    Contractor Dodges $17M Verdict Over Worker's Death

    A Texas appeals court on Thursday struck down a $17 million award in favor of the family of a steel worker who drowned while working on a bridge project associated with Baylor University’s football stadium, saying the project’s contractor is protected from the lawsuit by an insurance program established by the school.

  • May 3, 2018

    Fitbit Investors' Atty Fees Cut By $2.5M In Stock-Drop Deal

    A California federal judge on Thursday cut the attorneys' fees for Fitbit investors to approximately $5.75 million from $8.25 million, finding the sum to be equitable with the amount of litigation that took place before a settlement was reached between Fitbit and the investors who accused it of hiding problems with its fitness trackers.

  • May 3, 2018

    Fox Rothschild Picks Up IP Pro For NY Office

    Fox Rothschild LLP has lured a patent expert and former New York managing partner from Merchant & Gould PC to expand its intellectual property practice.

  • May 3, 2018

    Ex-NFL Attys Ask Judge To Rethink $112M Fees Order

    Attorneys for a class of ex-NFL players urged a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday to reconsider class counsel’s recent $112.5 million fees award in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries that now-retired players sustained during their NFL careers, arguing the award was granted too soon.

  • May 3, 2018

    Litigation Funder's Arbitration With Ex-NFLer Is Held Up

    A Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over brain injuries sustained by retired players during their NFL careers issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday against a third-party claims funder that took a player to arbitration for failing to repay a loan.

  • May 3, 2018

    Ex-NFL Player Must Face Insurance Fraud Suit, 9th Circ. Says

    A Ninth Circuit panel has revived an insurance company’s suit that claims a former Chicago Bears football player and “Survivor” contestant fraudulently made a workers’ compensation claim, reversing a lower court’s decision that the dispute belonged before a California administrative board.

  • May 2, 2018

    Finish Line Stockholders Sue To Prevent JD Sports Merger

    A shareholder hit Finish Line Inc. with a proposed Securities Act class action on Wednesday in Indiana federal court, alleging the athletic retailer’s board sold out stockholders by agreeing to JD Sports Fashion PLC’s “unfair and undervalued” $558 million acquisition bid just to head off a dispute with an activist shareholder.

  • May 2, 2018

    Remington's Ch. 11 Plan Confirmed With Trimmed Releases

    Gunmaker Remington Outdoor Co. LLC received court approval Wednesday from a Delaware bankruptcy judge for its Chapter 11 debt-for-equity swap plan after objections from the U.S. trustee and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were sustained, requiring the company to eliminate its employees from release provisions.

  • May 2, 2018

    Texas Money Manager Charged With Swindling NFL Player

    A federal grand jury in Houston has indicted a money manager on 16 criminal counts related to her role in a scheme that prosecutors say defrauded a National Football League player who was her former client out of more than $1 million.

  • May 2, 2018

    NY Regulator Fines Broker $7M Over NRA-Branded Insurance

    New York’s top financial regulator said Wednesday that insurance broker Lockton Cos. LLC and affiliate Lockton Affinity LLC have agreed to a $7 million fine for serving as an administrator of a National Rifle Association-branded insurance program called “Carry Guard” in violation of state law.

  • May 2, 2018

    Jailed Racer's Ferrari Eyed For $1.3B Payday Fraud Tab

    The monitor seeking assets to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission’s $1.3 billion judgment against imprisoned ex-race car driver Scott Tucker for allegedly running tribe-affiliated predatory lending companies sought the green light Wednesday to sell his special edition Ferrari.

  • May 2, 2018

    NFL Retirement Plans Blast Ex-Player's Bid For Attys' Fees

    A pair of NFL retirement plans urged a California federal judge Tuesday to reject former cornerback Charles Dimry’s bid for more than $280,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs after the player secured a partial victory in his lawsuit alleging the plans improperly denied him disability benefits for football-related neck injuries.

  • May 2, 2018

    Karolyi Ranch Wants Coverage Of Nassar Defense Costs

    The Karolyi Ranch, which served as an official Olympic training center, has sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics Inc. in Texas state court for coverage of legal costs stemming from allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar.

  • May 2, 2018

    Unsigned NFL Anthem Protester Files Collusion Grievance

    Former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick in national anthem protests, has lodged a collusion grievance under the NFL collective bargaining agreement after going unsigned since the end of last season, the players union confirmed Wednesday.

  • May 2, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: Knoll, Ben Shaoul, Centennial Bank

    Furniture maker Knoll will reportedly be the anchor tenant at a new 70,000-square-foot Chicago building, developer Ben Shaoul is reportedly selling a New York residential property for roughly $85 million, and Centennial Bank is said to have loaned $10 million for a Florida 24 Hour Fitness and gas station construction project.

  • May 2, 2018

    Ex-Auburn Coach Can't Ditch Bribery Indictment, Gov't Says

    Prosecutors asked a New York federal court Tuesday to reject a former Auburn University basketball coach's arguments that his alleged fraud and bribery scheme wasn’t a federal crime, saying he put his employer at risk of NCAA sanctions.

Expert Analysis

  • 10 Tips For Working With IT To Preserve Data

    John Tredennick

    Increasingly, when courts impose a “legal hold” they require legal supervision of the preservation process, meaning lawyers must rely heavily on information technology professionals to execute the mechanics. John Tredennick of Catalyst Repository Systems and Alon Israely of TotalDiscovery offer insights on how legal and IT can work together to make the process more efficient and fulfill the company’s legal obligations.

  • A Practitioner’s Guide To Zarda V. Altitude Express

    John Richards

    It goes without saying that the Second Circuit’s recent ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Zarda v. Altitude Express is imbued with significant cultural, political and constitutional implications. But it also begs the question: How should practitioners view the decision from a practical legal standpoint? ask John Richards and Brett Janich of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

  • Make An Informed Choice About Arbitration

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    In an age of data-driven decision-making, too many companies are making important choices about dispute resolution based on anecdotes and isolated experiences. I’d like to explain why a number of objections to arbitration are ill-founded, says Foley Hoag LLP partner John Shope.

  • Protecting Privilege In Litigation Financing Negotiations

    Eric Robinson

    Multiple courts have held that discoverable material from negotiations with a litigation funder, when executed properly, can be attorney work product and immune from disclosure in the later litigation. The recent Acceleration Bay decision is indicative of what happens when difficult facts conflict with best practices, says Eric Robinson of Stevens & Lee PC.

  • Why Machine Learning Should Matter To Lawyers

    Dan Puterbaugh

    Legal leaders who want to meet their clients' expanding expectations should start moving their documents to future-ready document management solutions now if they want to stay competitive in the next few years, says Dan Puterbaugh of Adobe Systems Inc.

  • Olympics Cast Spotlight On FCC Indecency Policies

    Stephen Fuzesi

    French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis' wardrobe malfunction at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics has potential to reignite debate over the Federal Communications Commission's enforcement of indecency policies, says Stephen Fuzesi of Williams & Connolly LLP.

  • March Madness: Universities Must Prepare For NCAA Inquiries

    Jodi L. Avergun

    With the NCAA Committee on Enforcement circling and preparing to swoop in as soon as the Southern District of New York concludes the fact-finding stage of its investigation, a proactive approach by universities and their general counsels can help calm a crisis in college basketball, say attorneys with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP.

  • Chloe Kim’s Right Of Publicity: The Value Of Gold

    Scott Weingust

    At only 17 years old, Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim probably has not spent much time thinking about trusts and estate planning. But success on the big stage increases the value of the right of publicity, which affects estate-planning strategies, say Scott Weingust and Jordan Salins of Stout Risius Ross LLC.

  • Opinion

    Who Should Decide If Russian Flag Is In Closing Ceremony

    Ronald Katz

    On Saturday the International Olympic Committee is scheduled to make the politically and morally fraught decision of whether Russian athletes can march in the closing ceremony as Russian nationals with their flag. The IOC members would be well advised to punt this no-win decision to the IOC Athletes’ Commission, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • How Emerging Sources Of ESI Will Impact Discovery

    Charles McGee

    Late last year, the Sedona Conference released the third edition of its principles addressing electronic document production, updated to account for innovations like Snapchat and Twitter. It may be necessary for these principles to be updated more often in order to keep pace with technology, says Charles McGee III of Murphy & McGonigle PC.