An Arkansas federal court Wednesday rejected Arkansas Tech University’s attempt to restore more than 200 basketball wins vacated by the NCAA, saying the organization did not violate its own rules or the U.S. Constitution when it handed down the penalty.
Paddy Power Betfair PLC and New York City-based FanDuel on Wednesday said they had inked a deal to merge their U.S. businesses, a transaction the Irish bookmaker said will see it hand over $158 million in cash, a week after the Dublin-based company confirmed it was in deal talks with the daily fantasy sports giant.
A pair of consumer advocates on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to revive a proposed class action against gym chain Crunch San Diego LLC over the company’s alleged spamming of members’ cellphones with promotional text messages, saying Federal Communications Commission autodialer rules are applicable in this case and prohibit the gym’s conduct.
A California judge has tentatively tossed a suit alleging that Google arbitrarily discriminated against a gun-scope seller via a “dangerous weapons” policy that barred the business from its ad program.
A referee recommended Tuesday that the Florida attorneys who gave a judge Tampa Bay Rays baseball game tickets while litigating a case before him receive one year's probation and be required to speak to new attorneys about the incident.
Chick-fil-A Inc. and ESPN Inc. on Tuesday asked a Texas federal court to toss a copyright infringement suit alleging they stole music from a little-known Dallas rock band to fill out two commercials, saying Platinum Jack Entertainment Inc. hasn’t provided a shred of evidence to back up its claims.
New Era Cap Co. Inc. was hit with a trademark suit on Tuesday in federal court by a Massachusetts religious apparel company started by a college student who says the baseball hat maker, which provides caps for Major League Baseball and recently released its Fear of God cap line, is illegally blocking her trademark petition.
A former Division I football player fighting the $42 million legal fee award in the NCAA’s $209 million settlement with scholarship athletes told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that class counsel can’t justify a bumper windfall in a “megafund” case.
A California federal judge has confirmed a South Korea investment firm’s nearly $27 million arbitral award against a golf club shaft manufacturer it had invested in before learning the company was purportedly avoiding corporate taxes.
A former cheerleader for the NFL's Houston Texans filed a putative class action in Texas federal court Monday claiming she and other cheerleaders were forced to work off the clock and were cut from the squad when they complained about their coach's actions.
A California state jury found Monday that the NCAA did not defame a former University of Southern California assistant football coach sanctioned for his part in the Reggie Bush scandal, according to attorneys for the NCAA.
Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith hit the sport’s governing body with a sexual abuse lawsuit Monday, alleging USA Swimming actively “covered up” a nearly decadelong abusive relationship with a coach that began when she was 13.
The National Football League Players Association and the NFL flouted the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by failing to properly inform players about the terms of their retirement benefits plans, a former Jacksonville Jaguars safety alleged in a proposed class action Monday.
Greece urged a D.C. federal court to apply a D.C. law relating to exchange rates to a judgment confirming a €39.8 million arbitral award against the country, which was issued to resolve a dispute with an American security contractor stemming from the 2004 Olympics.
A former sports radio host charged with fraud relating to investments in ticket resales for major pop concerts asked a New York federal court on Friday to dismiss a substantive securities fraud count and suppress evidence found on his iPhone, saying both are defective.
Daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings on Friday told the Indiana Supreme Court they do not need permission to use the names, likenesses and statistics of college athletes in their pay-to-play contests, while the athletes said the opposite in a lawsuit that is raising the issue of who owns such information as fantasy sports, and now sports betting, spread across the country.
A former ESPN legal analyst Friday asked a Connecticut federal court to reject the network's attempt to exclude allegations of past sexual harassment of other female employees from her own sexual harassment suit, saying they establish the company has a long-standing hostile work environment.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday responded to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck federal restrictions on sports betting by urging Congress to establish uniform standards for the states that legalize the practice.
Attorneys for major professional sports leagues who spoke at a conference on Saturday showed that leagues are still not aligned on the issue of betting even as broader legalization now seems inevitable, while also showing unity on maintaining the integrity of games.
Longtime Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz settled his defamation lawsuit against The Daily Beast Co. in Florida federal court on Monday after the online publication agreed to apologize for a 2016 article that suggested he disparaged immigrants at a talk during the Republican National Convention.
Over the past few years, forward-thinking law firms have expanded their talent pools to include a chief innovation officer, whose responsibilities include spearheading the implementation of technology. It is a smart move, says Mark Williamson, co-founder and chief technology officer at Hanzo Archives Ltd.
If New Jersey wins its sports betting case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expect many states to implement new legislation legalizing sports betting and industry regulation. If New Jersey does not win, it will anger many state legislators that were preparing to implement their own legislation, says Aaron Swerdlow of Gerard Fox Law PC.
Just last month, a number of legal groups asked the Northern District of California to strike its rule requiring that, before seeking federal court admission, attorneys first be licensed by the state of California. It is irrational to exclude seasoned federal practitioners from general admission due to state bar approval while allowing raw state lawyers who have never been inside a federal courtroom, says attorney EJ Hurst.
Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23, which governs class actions, are set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval. The amendments would significantly alter class action litigation procedure from notice to settlement, says Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.
It’s tempting for your marketing campaign to get caught up in the frenzy that is the March collegiate basketball playoffs, but that isn’t a license to disregard the dangers of trademark infringement, says Chas Rampenthal, general counsel at LegalZoom.com Inc.
There's no reason for limiting unbundled legal services to family law or even pro se litigants. Wider adoption, especially by litigators, presents an opportunity to correct law's distribution and pricing problem, to make justice practically available to all, and to dethrone litigation as the "sport of kings," says New York-based trial lawyer David Wallace.
Like medical professionals, lawyers often resist policies to reduce errors due to the culture of perfectionism that permeates the industry. Autonomy is key to the legal professional's prestige and the outward demonstration of competence is key to maintaining autonomy, says Peter Norman of Winnieware LLC.
It is undisputed that in his first year in office President Trump was able to confirm a significant number of judges to the federal bench. How it happened — and whether it's a good thing — are debated here by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
The current International Olympic Committee governance structure does not inspire confidence that future decisions will be any better than the drama and unfairness associated with the Russian doping saga, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
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.