Bankrupt sports equipment maker Performance Sports Group Ltd. on Monday received court approval in Delaware for a $575 million sale of its assets to a joint venture that made the only offer for the company in its Chapter 11 case.
In a joint filing on Monday, SoulCycle Inc. and the proposed class representative in a suit claiming the fitness company sells illegally expiring gift certificates argued over document production, with the company asking a California federal judge to compel production of certain credit card records, among other documents.
Bass Berry & Sims PLC added a former National Basketball Association media adviser to its Nashville office as a partner, where he will focus his practice on intellectual property matters, along with other business of media issues.
The Iranian government said it will now grant visas to members of the U.S. wrestling team, allowing them to compete in the upcoming 2017 Freestyle World Cup after saying it would block their entry in retaliation for a U.S. executive order banning immigration by people from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
Adidas picked a trademark fight Friday with electric car company Tesla, claiming a logo for the automaker’s Model 3 sedan is confusingly similar to the company’s oft-asserted “3-stripes mark.”
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP had a busy 2016 guiding the NFL to some major labor wins that confirmed the commissioner’s authority, including an arbitration decision upholding the commissioner’s new player personal conduct policy, earning the firm a spot as one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.
The NCAA and 11 conferences sued by student-athletes in antitrust suits contesting caps on scholarships have reached a $208.7 million deal to settle monetary claims in the multidistrict litigation, according to documents filed Friday in a California federal court.
Hockey equipment maker Reebok-CCM Hockey asked a Massachusetts federal court Friday for a quick win in a suit brought by a helmet design company that claims it's owed royalty payments, as the designer pushed for a judgment interpreting the contract in its favor.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has reached a settlement with ESPN and its NFL beat reporter Adam Schefter in the athlete's lawsuit claiming the network violated his privacy rights by disclosing his medical records, the parties informed a Florida federal court on Friday.
A trio of Baylor University regents Thursday fired back at a defamation suit by an assistant athletics director fired amid the school’s sexual assault scandal, saying they had evidence, including text messages, that the accusations made against the program were true.
A group of Wrigley Field-area rooftop owners accusing the Chicago Cubs of monopolizing game views by reneging on a deal not to obstruct stadium sight lines on Thursday asked the Seventh Circuit to allow them to file a revised complaint, arguing that the lower court misinterpreted both the contract and the baseball antitrust exemption.
Iran will block the U.S. wrestling team from participating in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup hosted in the country later this month in retaliation for an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to temporarily bar people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, including Iran, from entering the U.S.
CrossFit Inc. asked a California federal judge on Thursday to sanction the National Strength and Conditioning Association, saying the nonprofit produced hundreds of documents in a related state court case that it intentionally withheld from the federal false advertising lawsuit over its publication of erroneous injury data about the CrossFit exercise program.
A food vendor at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice for wrongly reverifying the work eligibility of two workers whose immigration status it questioned, the agency announced on Thursday.
MSG Networks Inc. said that it has reached an agreement with the National Hockey League to stream games played by four teams, following on similar deals made by other regional sports networks.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation said Thursday that 30 more former NFL players have agreed to donate their brains to science to help researchers better understand and prevent the degenerative brain condition known as CTE that has afflicted former athletes and military veterans.
With the 2017 Super Bowl set to kick off in Houston on Sunday, here's a quick recap of the National Football League's busy year at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board since the last "Big Game," featuring "Superbowling" events, "Panthers Fever," and plenty of fights over "12."
Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., head of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, on Thursday ripped a recent memorandum issued by National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin deeming college football players as employees under federal labor law, saying he should either rescind the memo or quit.
The National Association of Ticket Brokers has called on the NFL teams to stop ticket resale price floors and to end other ticket sale restrictions that harm the resale ticket market, in light of the NFL’s recent settlement with several state attorneys general, saying taxpayers have already committed over $6 billion to finance NFL stadiums over the past 20 years.
A Texas federal jury handed 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. a complete win Tuesday after a trial in which a client claimed she was injured in a club steam room because it was kept in an unsafe condition.
When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.
Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.
The Federal Circuit ruling in the recent Adidas trademark case is noteworthy not only for the Supreme Court cases it interpreted and followed, but also for the case law it chose not to rely on. The court gave short shrift to at least two cases that seemed to suggest Congress’s powers under the Commerce Clause were more limited than previously thought, say Louis Ebling and Jesse Jenike-Godshalk of Thompson Hine LLP.
American legal education relies almost exclusively on analytical thinking. But success in legal practice depends in large part upon an accurate emotional understanding of oneself and the human seated opposite us. Honing emotional intelligence skills can lead to greater success, and Judith Gordon of LeaderEsQ offers a few tools that can be implemented immediately to raise one’s emotional intelligence quotient.
We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.
The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Although recent letters from consumer groups highlight some legitimate issues regarding how companies use "influencers" to promote their brands on social media, they also misstate some of the FTC requirements and lump together good influencer campaigns and bad ones, says Gonzalo Mon of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.
Rhode Island, which has no Major League Baseball team of its own, is basically part of Red Sox nation. So what happens when a defendant is tried for bank fraud in Rhode Island before a jury that learns that he’s a Yankees fan? Day Pitney LLP partner and former federal prosecutor Daniel Wenner reviews the case.
Unfortunately for the plaintiffs, because they failed to show that there was a credible or immediate threat that they would be struck by a foul ball while attending a future MLB game, the court dismissed their allegations on Article III standing grounds, and therefore avoided the thornier issues regarding the continuing applicability of the Baseball Rule to the modern sport of baseball, say Steve Cernak and Matthew Kennison of Schiff Hardin LLP.
Under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, a court may strike causes of action arising from defendants’ exercise of free speech rights concerning matters of "public interest." But because the statute does not define "public interest," California courts have construed it in varying ways. The California Supreme Court may soon provide guidance, say Felix Shafir and Jeremy Rosen of Horvitz & Levy LLP.