Sports

  • February 2, 2017

    Trailer Co. Fights Contempt Bid In Racer Lending Scheme Row

    A company whose assets are connected to a $1.3 billion judgment against professional race car driver and alleged payday loan mogul Scott Tucker and his companies defended itself in Nevada federal court Wednesday against a bid to hold it in contempt for trying to sell a disputed vehicle trailer.

  • February 2, 2017

    NFL’s PE Arm Fights Online Bots For Super Bowl Ticket Sales

    Online ticket sellers have seen reduced demand for tickets to Super Bowl LI this year — a marketplace development the NFL has helped orchestrate through the use of its own private equity arm, 32 Equity, to combat ticket “bots” and the legal can of worms they've opened by assuming greater control of ticket sales.

  • February 2, 2017

    Performance Sports Makes Final Push For $575M Ch. 11 Sale

    Performance Sports Group Ltd. made a final push late Wednesday for the Delaware bankruptcy court to approve its $575 million sale to a joint venture of equity holder Sagard Capital Partners LP and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., arguing that the deal is enough to pay secured creditors in full.

  • February 2, 2017

    8th Circ. Affirms $2.8M Fee Award In Gym's TCPA Settlement

    An Eighth Circuit panel on Thursday confirmed a $2.8 million fee award for four law firms that served as class counsel in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act multidistrict litigation against a gym, saying in a published decision that a district judge had fairly determined the award.

  • February 2, 2017

    NFL Chief Skeptical Of Vegas Stadium With Casino Interest

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is remaining firm on keeping out casino or gambling ownership interests in any team or even in the financing of a stadium as the Oakland Raiders’ deal for a new stadium in Las Vegas is falling apart, putting a proposed move there in jeopardy.

  • February 2, 2017

    Bikram Yogi’s Atty Exits Sex Bias Suit Over Unpaid Bills

    A California judge Thursday granted a request by Bikram Choudhury’s attorney to be relieved as counsel in a former employee’s suit alleging she was fired for becoming pregnant, after he told the court the yogi wasn’t cooperating and had stopped paying his legal bills.

  • February 2, 2017

    Former Baylor Football Coach Briles Drops Libel Suit

    Former Baylor University football coach Art Briles dropped his libel suit against the school’s chief operating officer and three regents on Wednesday, putting an end to the Texas state court action just days after new allegations surfaced in a federal suit against the university.

  • February 1, 2017

    Agent, Trainer Deny Smuggling Cuban Ballplayers At Trial

    A sports agent and a trainer denied carrying out a $16 million human smuggling scheme to help Cuban players get a shot at Major League Baseball, insisting as their trial opened Wednesday in Miami federal court that any aid they rendered was legal.

  • February 1, 2017

    The 4 Wittiest Dissents By Gorsuch

    During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote more than 30 playful, witty dissents that both entertain the reader and give clear insight to his legal thinking. Here, Law360 looks at the best of the bunch and what they say about his thoughts on legislating from the bench, prepositional phrases and everything in between.

  • February 1, 2017

    Gorsuch's Opening Words Speak Volumes About His Style

    Never one to pass up the chance to spin a good yarn, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s body of rulings during a decade at the Tenth Circuit casts him as a fervent storyteller. A look at some of his best opening passages reveals a narrative writing style that’s light on legalese and heavy on plot, setting and characters.

  • February 1, 2017

    Daily Fantasy Co. Files For Bankruptcy Claiming User Funds

    Fantasy Aces became the most recent daily fantasy sports operator to go under as it filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday in California federal court, but questions remain over whether users will be able to recover money they had deposited in their accounts.

  • February 1, 2017

    NFL Players Union Says Drug Suspension Row Has No Legs

    Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson alleged facts that do not show the purported actions, or inaction, of the NFL Players Association caused him to be slapped with a 10-game drug policy suspension last season, the union recently told an Ohio federal court in pressing for the case's toss.

  • February 1, 2017

    Ex-PSU Admins To Face Trial On Child Endangerment Charges

    Three former Pennsylvania State University administrators accused of interfering with the investigation into assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse will face charges of endangering the welfare of children but not failure to report child abuse in a trial beginning next month, according to orders issued Wednesday.

  • February 1, 2017

    Senators Flirt With Nuclear Option Over High Court Pick

    The Senate fight over Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court could soon “go nuclear,” as less than a day after President Donald Trump put Gorsuch up for the court, political discussion has already turned to breaking a likely Democratic filibuster and pushing him through without any bipartisan support.

  • February 1, 2017

    Similar On The Law, Gorsuch Differs From Scalia In Style

    If confirmed by the Senate, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would bring to the bench a strikingly similar judicial philosophy to that of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but former clerks and colleagues say the Tenth Circuit judge and Colorado native’s congenial temperament couldn’t be more different from the fiery Scalia's.

  • February 1, 2017

    Securities Co. Pays $16M In Suit Over Schilling's 38 Studios

    A subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. announced on Monday that it will shell out $16 million to Rhode Island Commerce Corp. to settle claims related to a failed financing deal for the now-defunct video game company started by former baseball star Curt Schilling.

  • February 1, 2017

    NCAA, Univ. Want Suit Over Athlete Transfer Rules Trimmed

    Northwestern University and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday urged an Illinois federal judge to trim the suit against them over allegedly anticompetitive rules requiring college athletes to wait a year to play after transferring schools, arguing that federal courts have long found that eligibility rules like the one being challenged are "procompetitive."

  • February 1, 2017

    Inflatable Water Slide Co. Sues Rival Over Trade Dress

    An inflatable slide manufacturer sued a rival for trade dress and copyright infringement in Florida federal court on Wednesday, alleging that the company and its officers knowingly ripped off its designs, damaging its business and reputation.

  • February 1, 2017

    Attys React To Judge Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination

    President Donald Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday to become the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, aiming to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Here, attorneys tell Law360 what they think about the nomination.

  • February 1, 2017

    NCAA Football Players Are Employees, NLRB GC Says

    College football players are employees, the National Labor Relations Board Office of General Counsel said Tuesday, seemingly baiting more football players at private universities to bring unfair labor practice charges or unionization efforts and adding fuel to a growing debate over the rights of NCAA student-athletes.

Expert Analysis

  • The Ethical Risks Of A Multijurisdictional Practice

    Melinda Gentile

    As law firms and clients conduct more business on a regional or national scale, multijurisdictional practice is becoming more prevalent for practicing attorneys. Attorneys engaged in both private practice and as in-house counsel need to be aware of the ethical risks of practicing across jurisdictions — including the implications of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, say Melinda Gentile and Monique Cardenas of Peckar & Abramson PC.

  • Emerging Sports — A Decathlon Of Legal, Business Issues

    Brian R. Socolow

    While you may never have heard of rugby sevens or drone racing, these and many other emerging sports generate tens of billions of dollars annually. These new games regularly face challenges around leadership and organizational structures, intellectual property protection, and television and broadcast rights, among others, says Brian Socolow of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

  • How Law Firms Are Using Analytics To Reduce Write-Offs

    Haley Altman

    It is increasingly necessary for law firms to implement strategies to improve efficiency, staffing and value to meet client needs. Haley Altman, CEO and co-founder of Doxly Inc., discusses how to successfully leverage analytical tools and emerging technology to increase profitability.

  • A Review Of Key Cases Against Executives In Q3

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    Attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight the third quarter’s most significant cases and government investigations impacting corporate executives.

  • REVIEW: The Missing American Jury

    Judge William Young

    Face it, the American jury system is dying. The arguments Professor Suja Thomas makes in her new book deserve consideration by everyone interested in how our government actually works and how it might recapture the unifying communitarian experience of direct democracy and actual trial by one’s peers, says U.S. District Court Judge William Young of the District of Massachusetts.

  • Right-Of-Publicity Lessons From 'Grand Theft Auto' Suits

    Nicholas A. Plassaras

    The recent lawsuits brought by actress Lindsay Lohan and ex-“Mob Wives” star Karen Gravano over the "Grand Theft Auto V" video game offer a cautionary tale on the importance of jurisdiction and highlight the complex nature of right-of-publicity jurisprudence in the U.S., say Nicholas Plassaras and Jennifer Stanley of Fenwick & West LLP.

  • Avoiding Law Firm BYOD Risks: Tips For Securing Devices

    Everett Monroe

    Many believe that the solutions to the security problems created by using smartphones for work are primarily technological, but a much larger piece of the puzzle involves the human factor. To achieve reasonable security around mobile devices, law firms must go back to basics — clear policies, effective training and thoughtful oversight, says Everett Monroe of Hanson Bridgett LLP.

  • Copyright Gets Star Turn At High Court

    Joseph R. Sozzani

    U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Star Athletica ventured into the surreal, with discussion about the slimming effects of a Stella McCartney dress, the optical illusions created by gorilla-themed T-shirts, and whether zig-zags on a cheerleading uniform make the wearer look taller or curvier. The questions addressed, however, may resolve one of the most important legal tests in copyright, says Joseph Sozzani of Brinks Gilson & Lione.

  • 4 Ways Lawyers Can Improve Their Marketing

    Mike Mellor

    Attorneys may not realize the breadth of services that their marketing, design and library teams offer. One of the things I like to do when attorneys start at our firm is give them a download of the kinds of problems we can solve for them so they know how to work with us most effectively, says Mike Mellor, director of marketing at Pryor Cashman LLP.

  • Beyond Bean Counting: How Legal Can Add True Value

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    For legal departments to stay in front of the crowd, cost-cutting alone is not enough. Neither is claims-driven revenue generation, nor running endless analytics of outside legal spend. This is short-term, passive, scarcity-based thinking that keeps legal departments from offering their corporate clients the greatest possible value — competitive advantage, says David Wallace of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.