Linklaters LLP and accounting firm Deloitte LLP denied Wednesday they provided negligent tax advice that allegedly caused a former Arsenal shareholder to lose up to £11.6 million ($16.2 million) when she sold her shares in the Premier League soccer club.
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced major changes to the organization Wednesday including the resignation of its CEO amid health issues and the implementation of new initiatives and reforms intended to protect athletes from abuse, as it looks to move forward in the wake of the sexual abuse of athletes by former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Two New York federal judges overseeing criminal cases brought as part of the federal government’s probe into college basketball are looking to stem leaks of documents uncovered during the investigation after media reports in the past week that have revealed a much wider probe.
The University of Utah launched a lawsuit in Utah federal court Tuesday saying outdoor advertising and marketing firm Outfront Media Inc. owes more than $850,000 after failing to meet its obligations under a sponsorship, broadcast and distribution agreement involving the school’s sports teams.
Ex-football players have told the Ninth Circuit that a lower court wrongly dismissed their suit against National Football League teams alleging that they were encouraged to abuse painkillers in order to stay on the field, saying they only recently learned of the alleged scheme.
The major professional sports leagues continue to prohibit the use of marijuana, despite some state-level legalization and growing evidence of its potential uses to treat athletes' injuries, but even if they wanted to change their policies, the drug's continued prohibition under federal law makes things complicated.
The Cincinnati Reds say bobbleheads and other promotional souvenirs at baseball games are not taxable, the Ohio Department of Taxation says they are, and the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to decide.
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday lifted the Russian Olympic team’s suspension after all the remaining test results from a team of neutral Russian Olympic athletes at the Pyeongchang, South Korea, games came back negative for banned substances.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday named a group of Ironworkers Union locals’ pension funds as the lead plaintiffs in a securities class action over Dick’s Sporting Goods’ allegedly misleading statements about their adjusted earnings for fiscal year 2016, which led to hefty share price drops.
A gambling bill that would approve a 20-year extension of Florida's exclusive compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida advanced to the House floor Monday, but lawmakers have considerable work ahead, with a contrasting Senate proposal and Democrats' opposition to the bill's handling of billions in gambling revenue.
The coach and owner of a prestigious volleyball club was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court on Tuesday, accusing him of concealing from parents and potential players allegations that he sexually abused several underage women.
A Miami activist asked a Florida appeals court Monday to reverse a judge's approval of the $9 million, no-bid sale of county-owned land to ex-soccer star David Beckham for a stadium to host an expansion Major League Soccer team, arguing that state law clearly requires a competitive bidding process.
Attorneys representing both the National Football League and former players in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries sustained during the players' NFL careers urged a Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday to replace a neurologist on the settlement’s expert panel with two others, saying they agreed on the switch.
A split Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday rejected a copyright lawsuit against Nike Inc. over the apparel giant’s iconic “Jumpman” logo, ruling it wasn't substantially similar to a photographer’s 1984 image of Michael Jordan.
Two former Jenner & Block LLP partners who have represented FCA US LLC in advertising campaigns for the Super Bowl have joined DLA Piper in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice in Los Angeles and New York to bolster its sports marketing and entertainment marketing services.
The Stars Group Inc., owner of online poker and gambling brands including PokerStars and Full Tilt, said Tuesday it will pay Australian gambling company Crown Resorts Ltd. $117.1 million to take a majority stake in online sports book CrownBet Holdings Pty Ltd.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against four clubs — the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays — over whether they are using funds received through revenue-sharing from other teams in accordance with the union's collective bargaining agreement.
The founder of an annual high-end cocktail festival asked a New York federal judge Monday to force a husband-and-wife duo to produce personal and business tax returns and other documents in her racketeering suit alleging the couple scammed her into selling the festival’s production company.
The North American Soccer League on Tuesday canceled its 2018 season after the Second Circuit last week refused to grant a preliminary injunction that would have reversed the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision rejecting its application for Division II status.
A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed a former NFL star's suit demanding decriminalization of medical marijuana, saying the Second Circuit has already determined that Congress had a rational basis to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug.
Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.
Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.
Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.
There have been many articles on the corporate monitor selection process, but you will find little guidance on how to prepare yourself for a job that has few parallels. There are three key lessons I have learned over the course of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship still in progress, says Gil Soffer of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The twist in the Lindsey Manufacturing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case was the truncated time in which we prepared. Having refused to waive their rights to a speedy trial, our clients took control of the case — this, along with the compressed time frame, forced the government to make errors, say Janet Levine, Sima Namiri-Kalantari and Megan Weisgerber of Crowell & Moring LLP.
No one ever seems talk about roster size in the hours and hours of NFL coverage, but a team completing the brutal 16-game schedule with the same 46 players is unimaginable. It’s time to protect players and improve the product for fans. It’s time to expand the NFL roster, says retired NFL tight end Colin Cloherty, now an associate with Wiley Rein LLP.
There was no shortage of off-the-field drama in 2017, with athletes deciding they could no longer “stick to sports” and the federal government inserting itself into sports-related controversies. The outcome of four controversies in particular may have implications beyond the world of athletics, say attorneys with Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.
Since its whopping $800 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement in 2008, Siemens cleaned up — and it has “cleaned up” in its long-standing competition with General Electric. How? As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly told President Donald Trump, you don’t need to pay bribes to succeed in international business, says Peter Y. Solmssen, former general counsel of Siemens.
On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency prevailed against Russia over alleged state-sponsored doping of Olympic athletes. But there is evidence supporting a lesser punishment, says Ronald Katz, of counsel at GCA Law Partners LLP and chair emeritus of the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at University of the Pacific.