Sports

  • July 25, 2017

    Study Finds CTE In 110 Of 111 Donated Brains Of Ex-NFLers

    Researchers found chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 87 percent of brains of deceased former football players — including in 110 of 111 former NFL players — donated for scientific research, according to study results published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association that researchers said shows the disorder “is a problem associated with football.”

  • July 25, 2017

    Rams Lob Counterclaim At Fans, St. Louis Convention Center

    The Rams National Football League team has filed a counterclaim in Missouri federal court over personal seat licenses related to the team’s move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, denying liability for ticketholders’ claims and saying the claims should be against the group that sold the passes and not the team itself.

  • July 24, 2017

    Fla. Appeals Court Puts Horse Suit Back In Starting Gate

    A Florida appeals court said Monday it did not make sense that an Ocala horse farm could not challenge the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners' Association's annual plan for distributing monetary awards to breeders, a decision that reinstated the case.

  • July 24, 2017

    SEC Wins Bid To Shield Notes From Atty Gone Fraudster

    A D.C. federal judge ruled Monday that an attorney convicted for his role in helping former NFL player Willie Gault manipulate a medical device company's stock can't use the Freedom of Information Act to pry most of the files he wants from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • July 24, 2017

    Auto Racer's Wife Urges 9th Circ. To Nix $27M FTC Win

    The wife of professional auto racer Scott Tucker told the Ninth Circuit on Friday a court order mandating she and her company disgorge $27 million in "ill-gotten gains" as part of a $1.3 billion Federal Trade Commission unlawful payday lending suit against her husband improperly relieves the commission from having to prove the money was received illegally.

  • July 24, 2017

    Helmet Co.'s Win Upheld In Appeal Of Bicycle Injury Verdict

    A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday refused to disturb a verdict in favor of a bicycle helmet manufacturer in a suit over claims the defective design of its product contributed to a bicyclist's quadriplegic injuries, saying the trial court properly issued certain evidentiary decisions and other rulings.

  • July 24, 2017

    PGA Tour Can't 'Mulligan' Antler Spray Args, Singh Says

    Former No. 1-ranked professional golfer Vijay Singh told a New York judge there is no reason to rehear arguments behind her decision to let his lawsuit over a suspension for using a purportedly illicit, deer-antler-derived spray go to trial, saying Friday the PGA Tour cannot take a "mulligan."

  • July 24, 2017

    NHL Can Keep Experts In Concussion Class Cert. Fight

    A Minnesota federal judge refused Monday to exclude expert testimony the National Hockey League used to bolster its bid to defeat class certification in multidistrict litigation alleging the league hid the dangerous effects of concussions, finding that requiring the NHL to revise the opinions would be too burdensome.

  • July 24, 2017

    Sports Magazine Slams Film Cos.' Bid To Dodge TM Row

    A youth sports magazine on Friday hit back at MGM Studios’ bid to dodge a Kentucky trademark lawsuit filed over a fictitious magazine cover featured in a movie about a drug-loving baseball player, arguing that no defense excuses the alleged infringement.

  • July 24, 2017

    Feds Seek 8-Year Fraud Sentence For Gambler Billy Walters

    Prosecutors asked a New York federal judge on Friday to sentence prominent gambler Billy Walters to a guidelines sentence of at least 97 months on his insider trading convictions, saying a lenient sentence would set a “dangerous precedent” for financial fraudsters.

  • July 24, 2017

    Workers' Comp Laws Bar Ex-NFLers' Claims, Judge Rules

    A California federal judge freed a trio of National Football League teams from two former players’ remaining claims in a suit alleging players were encouraged to abuse painkillers, ruling Friday that the allegations are barred by state workers’ compensation law.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Partners

    Although women have made some strides toward gender parity in the lower ranks of law firms, breaking into the equity tier remains elusive. These 20 firms, however, are leaders in advancing equality at the top, earning them the designation of Law360 Ceiling Smasher.

  • July 21, 2017

    The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

    While the legal industry continues to struggle with gender parity, this year’s Glass Ceiling Report shows that some firms are ahead of the rest. Here, Law360 reveals its third annual ranking of the best law firms for female attorneys, based on their representation of women at the nonpartner and partner levels.

  • July 21, 2017

    Could An NFL Diversity Rule Be A BigLaw Game-Changer?

    In a bid to elevate more women to positions of authority, law firms are taking a page from the National Football League's playbook.

  • July 21, 2017

    BigLaw Bias Suits New Wild Card In Fight For Gender Equity

    As gender bias suits pile up against law firms, it remains to be seen how they will impact recruiting in the industry. But some legal experts say firm leaders may want to look at the complaints as blueprints for change.

  • July 21, 2017

    The 2017 Law360 Glass Ceiling Report

    U.S. law firms have long been overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly at the partnership level, and Law360’s latest Glass Ceiling Report shows that recent progress has been — at best — only incremental.

  • July 21, 2017

    How 4 Firms Are Moving The Needle On Gender Diversity

    A handful of law firms of various sizes and types are outpacing their peers on including women in their ranks. Here’s why four of them are positioned toward the front of the pack.

  • July 21, 2017

    Pepperdine Coach Ousted Lesbian Player, Jury Hears

    One of two former female Pepperdine basketball players suing the university over sexual orientation discrimination told a California jury on Friday that the head coach forced her off the team after she complained about the athletic staff’s harassment and being blocked from playing.

  • July 21, 2017

    Miami Land Sale For Beckham Soccer Stadium Challenged

    A lawsuit filed Thursday is challenging Miami-Dade County officials' recent approval of a $9 million, no-bid deal to sell former soccer star David Beckham a parcel of land to complete his plans for a new soccer stadium needed to land Miami an expansion Major League Soccer franchise.

  • July 21, 2017

    Ole Miss Football Coach Resigns Amid Suit From Predecessor

    The University of Mississippi on Thursday said that head football coach Hugh Freeze resigned after a “pattern of personal misconduct” came to light amid a lawsuit by his predecessor alleging that the school was scapegoating him for a separate NCAA infractions case involving the football team.

Expert Analysis

  • If It Happens Here: Facing Post-Terror Attack Litigation

    Brian Finch

    Terrorist attacks aimed at civilians are despicable and cowardly. But while these events leave us at a loss, the court system braces for a wave of litigation — not against the attacker, but against venue owners, operators and security providers. Stakeholders must know the law and be prepared before the worst occurs, says Brian Finch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

  • Opinion

    Big Business Lobby Tries To Hobble Litigation Finance, Again

    Allison Chock

    In its most recent petition advocating mandatory disclosure of litigation finance, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply rehashes the same arguments from its previous failed efforts to convince the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the dire implications of undisclosed funding relationships, say members of IMF Bentham Ltd.

  • A Review Of Recent Cases Against Execs: Part 2

    Lauren Briggerman

    In the second half of their summary of major government investigations affecting corporate executives this spring, attorneys with Miller & Chevalier Chtd. highlight key developments that affect executives beyond the investigation phase, including noteworthy sentencings, judicial rulings, and government policies and guidance.

  • Video Game Streaming Brings New Level Of Copyright Issues

    Marco Martemucci

    Atlus’ recent experience illustrates the delicate balance game developers must strike between protecting their product via copyright strikes against streamers and video creators, and alienating their customers, say Marco Martemucci and Aaron Swerdlow of Gerard Fox Law PC.

  • Series

    The Return Of Attorney-Conducted Voir Dire

    Stephen Susman

    If we truly believe in providing litigants with a jury of one’s peers, we must adopt strategies to ensure that parties and their representatives have a say in selecting their jury. When only judges participate, the result is a less representative and less fair cross section of the community, say Stephen Susman, Richard Jolly and Roy Futterman of NYU School of Law's Civil Jury Project.

  • Monthly Column

    Gray Matters: Identities Are Us

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    Lawyers faced with clients who can’t or won’t listen to their advice must consider that the core of this risky decision may be a person's inability or refusal to relinquish a prime identity in times of uncertainty, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.

  • Media Rights' Changing Role In Sports Franchise Valuations

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    In this short video, Arash Khalili and Scott Zolke of Loeb & Loeb LLP discuss the role of media rights and other value driver considerations in appraising sports franchises for acquisitions or sales transactions.

  • Opinion

    Time For Calif. To Require Licensure Of Athletic Trainers

    Kevin Mayer

    On virtually an annual basis since 2002, California bills to require athletic trainer licensure have failed, either because they died in committee or were vetoed by the sitting governors. There is no principled justification for this, particularly when the other 49 states and the District of Columbia have adopted such laws, says Kevin Mayer of Crowell & Morning LLP.

  • My Milkshake Is Better Than Yours: Part 2

    Jill Dessalines

    In the second installment of this two-part series on disruptive innovation among mid-size law firms, Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former senior vice president at McKesson Corp., explores a number of ideas for keeping clients and maintaining market position.

  • My Milkshake Is Better Than Yours: Part 1

    Jill Dessalines

    As I sat there listening, incredulous to learn that "Milkshake" was not only a real song but also a chart-topper, it reminded me of Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s work on disruptive innovation — and how it pertains to mid-size law firms, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant general counsel of McKesson Corp.