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  • November 6, 2018

    Hagens Berman Co-Founder Slips Suit Over Fee Award Divvy

    A California federal court has dismissed claims against the co-founder of plaintiffs firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP in a suit accusing the firm of not properly splitting more than $6 million in attorneys' fees awarded in an underlying action over the use of student athletes' likenesses in video games.

  • November 6, 2018

    Buyers Try Again For $750K New Balance ‘Made In USA’ Deal

    A proposed class of customers accusing New Balance Athletics Inc. of falsely marketing its “Made in USA” products has once again asked a California federal judge to grant preliminary approval to a $750,000 settlement that was denied in October.

  • November 5, 2018

    Injunction Should Be Lifted Over Ticket Tech, 2nd Circ. Hears

    Seat Scouts LLC asked the Second Circuit on Monday to lift a preliminary injunction that brought the young ticket-pricing company to a screeching halt over the summer, saying there’s good reason to believe it will prevail over rival Broker Genius Inc. in an imminent breach-of-contract trial.

  • November 5, 2018

    USOC Moves To Pull USA Gymnastics' Governing Body Status

    The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday moved to revoke USA Gymnastics' recognition as the national governing body of the sport amid lawsuits over the organization’s handling of sexual abuse of young gymnasts by former Olympics team doctor Larry Nassar.

  • November 5, 2018

    NHL And FanDuel Reach Deal For Betting Partnership

    A week after the National Hockey League’s embrace of sports betting with a partnership with casino giant MGM Resorts, the league announced its second such deal with daily fantasy sports and sportsbook operator FanDuel that will also lead to the company's logo on the ice at the New Jersey Devils arena.

  • November 5, 2018

    Whistleblower Seeks Default Win Over Deion Sanders' Charity

    A whistleblower accusing a nonprofit owned by former NFL star Deion Sanders of scamming nearly $200,000 from government-funded school meal programs asked a Texas magistrate judge Monday to enter a default judgment against Sanders and his charity for failing to respond to the court or appear at hearings.

  • November 5, 2018

    NFL Fans Try Again for Cert. Over Canceled 2016 Game

    Jilted fans suing the National Football Museum in a proposed class action for canceling its 2016 Hall of Fame Game asked an Ohio federal court Monday to certify a liability-only class for the 3,000 or so fans who haven’t already taken the NFL's reimbursement offer.

  • November 5, 2018

    National Events Trustee, D&O Insurer Reach $1.65M Deal

    The trustee for bankrupt ticket brokerage National Events Holding has again asked a New York bankruptcy court to authorize a $1.65 million settlement with the company’s directors and officers' insurer over coverage for a suit stemming from the company founder’s $70 million Ponzi scheme.

  • November 5, 2018

    Bridgestone Golf Website Not ADA Accessible, Suit Says

    The golf ball-making subsidiary of tire giant Bridgestone Corp. is facing a federal suit from a legally blind Pennsylvania man alleging the company’s website is insufficiently accessible to the visually impaired.

  • November 2, 2018

    Remaining Drug Suspension Suit Must Go, NFL Says

    The NFL has asked to be formally dismissed from Philadelphia Eagles lineman Lane Johnson's lawsuit against both the league and the players union over his 10-game suspension for banned substances use, following a New York federal court’s decision last month that tossed all of Johnson’s claims against the NFL.

  • November 2, 2018

    AIG Unit Not Liable For $2.5M Dive Boat Injury Judgment

    A Florida federal judge ruled on Friday that an American International Group insurer doesn’t have to cover a dive company’s $2.5 million settlement of a former instructor’s lawsuit alleging she was left permanently disabled after suffering decompression sickness on the job, finding that the company’s policy doesn’t cover injuries to crew members.

  • November 2, 2018

    NCAA Bears Blame In Ex-Player's CTE Death, Suit Claims

    The National Collegiate Athletics Association is facing a suit from an Illinois woman claiming the association failed to protect her deceased ex-husband from the brain damage he sustained playing football for Iowa State and Purdue University in the late 1980s.

  • November 2, 2018

    Orioles Sued Over Obstructed Wheelchair-Accessible Seats

    The Baltimore Orioles are facing a lawsuit in Maryland federal court by three wheelchair-using Camden Yards patrons claiming the stadium does not meet handicapped accessibility standards, including having a chronically broken lift all three claim to have been stuck in.

  • November 2, 2018

    Brand Battles: NE Patriots, 'Game Of Thrones,' Starbucks

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the owner of the New England Patriots "rises up" over competitive video gaming, HBO defends a famous "Game of Thrones" quote about drinking and knowing things, and Starbucks gets steamed about "Teavana."

  • November 2, 2018

    NCAA Corruption Convictions May Put Schools In Hot Seat

    The recent convictions of a pair of former Adidas basketball marketers and an aspiring sports agent for defrauding schools including the University of Louisville provided a level of vindication for the NCAA, but the details laid bare in the weekslong trial may embolden prosecutors to go after bigger fish within the schools.

  • November 2, 2018

    Cavaliers' Ex-Assistant Coach Hits Team With Age Bias Suit

    Former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach James Boylan has sued the team in Ohio county court, saying the team discriminated against him based on his age when it did not renew his contract this year.

  • November 2, 2018

    3rd Man Charged In Insider Trading Scheme With NFL Player

    Prosecutors and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Friday against a Texas man alleged to be involved in the same insider trading scheme that a currently suspended Seattle Seahawks football player and a former Goldman Sachs associate copped to earlier this year.

  • November 1, 2018

    Ex-Marlins Hurler, Brother Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

    A former pitcher for the Florida Marlins, his brother and their medical lab company were sentenced Thursday in Florida federal court for a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme that involved paying kickbacks to substance abuse treatment centers for providing patients medically unnecessary urinalysis tests.

  • November 1, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear SportStar's Football Helmet IP Suit

    The Federal Circuit Thursday refused to reconsider its decision to uphold a Texas federal judge's dismissal of a portion of a suit alleging Wilson Sporting Goods Co. infringed a pair of patents on football helmet straps held by SportStar Athletics Inc.

  • November 1, 2018

    Strip Club Manager Tells Jury He Staked Carton's Gambling

    A strip club manager and “casual consulting” professional who wired $500,000 to a ticket resale entity controlled by Craig Carton told the Manhattan jury weighing fraud charges against the former sports radio talker Thursday that the money was earmarked for one of Carton's high-stakes gambling trips.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

  • How Fed. Circ. Nike Ruling May Change Inter Partes Review

    Michael Fleming

    While the U.S. Supreme Court held that any inter partes review final written decision must decide the patentability of all claims challenged in the petition, it left open the question of whether the decision must address all grounds raised in the petition. The Federal Circuit recently provided an answer in Adidas v. Nike, say Michael Fleming and James Milkey of Irell & Manella LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • How The Sports Betting Decision May Affect College Athletes

    Elizabeth McCurrach

    With the imminent possibility of widespread legalized gambling following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy, the NCAA’s mission to protect the “amateur” athlete is exponentially harder, say Elizabeth McCurrach and Ronald Gaither of BakerHostetler.

  • The Future Of Authenticating Audio And Video Evidence

    Jonathan Mraunac

    The recent emergence of artificial intelligence-based technology has prompted serious concerns about the future integrity of recordings. Attorneys must think critically about standards for authenticating audio and video evidence as well as legislative and regulatory safeguards to discourage pervasive manipulation and forgery, says Jonathan Mraunac of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

  • Opinion

    Law360's Global 20 Doesn't Acknowledge Global Networks

    Glenn Cunningham

    While I read with interest Law360's report analyzing the top 20 global law firms of 2018, I also noticed it doesn't tell the whole story. Global networks of independent law firms compare favorably with multinational firms in terms of geographic coverage, legal expertise, and awareness of local cultures and customs, says Glenn Cunningham of Interlaw Ltd.

  • What Kavanaugh's Writing Tells Us About His Personality

    Matthew Hall

    People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Opinion

    3 Pros, 3 Cons Of Litigation Finance

    Ralph Sutton

    An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.

  • Opinion

    USOC Should Have Selected Ethics Expert As New CEO

    Ronald Katz

    The U.S. Olympic Committee is in the midst of an ethical crisis because of sexual abuse, and its new CEO does not have the background, experience or credibility to investigate the scandals. It is critical that she appoint someone to help resolve this major moral malfeasance, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.