• November 15, 2017

    Copyright Suit Over Iverson Film Trimmed Before Jan. Trial

    A California federal judge has bounced claims of conversion and unjust enrichment in a former producer's case against the director of Showtime’s 2015 documentary on ex-NBA star Allen Iverson, but allowed copyright infringement claims to proceed to trial.

  • November 15, 2017

    Adidas Exec Says No Colleges Defrauded In NCAA Bribe Case

    An attorney for an Adidas executive charged in a wide-ranging bribery scheme to pay college basketball athletes to play for Adidas-sponsored schools and hire certain agents after they went pro on Wednesday told a Manhattan federal judge that no colleges were defrauded.

  • November 15, 2017

    NFL's Ezekiel Elliott Drops Suspension Appeal At 2nd Circ.

    Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal of a domestic violence suspension at the Second Circuit and will sit out the next five games, his agent and attorney announced Wednesday.

  • November 15, 2017

    6th Circ. Reverses Contempt Ruling In Gym Users' Fee Suit

    A Sixth Circuit panel on Wednesday reversed contempt findings against a gym and its managers for failing to pay $2.4 million in attorneys’ fees, ruling the settlement of a suit brought by gym members over allegedly unfair gym fees did not go into effect until the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal earlier this year.

  • November 15, 2017

    Wi-Fi Exec Must Pay $5.7M Over Breached Equipment Pact

    NFS Leasing Inc. has won $5.7 million in damages from an executive whose Wi-Fi supply company defaulted on a lease agreement for supplying Wi-Fi to sports arenas, according to filings in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday that show the company owes nearly $8.1 million as well.

  • November 15, 2017

    NCAA, ACC Sued Over Ex-UNC Lineman's Brain Injuries​

    The estate of a former University of North Carolina football player launched a proposed class action lawsuit Wednesday against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic Coast Conference, alleging that the organizations failed to protect the athlete from brain trauma that contributed to his homelessness and eventual death.

  • November 15, 2017

    SG Wins Bid To Defend Sports-Betting Ban At High Court

    The solicitor general can represent the government in oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court over New Jersey's challenge to a federal sports betting ban, the high court ruled Monday, denying a similar request for a seat at the table by a Florida State University professor.

  • November 15, 2017

    Sodexo Buys Centerplate From Olympus In $675M Deal

    Food services and facilities management company Sodexo Inc. said Wednesday it will take a major leap forward in the stadium and entertainment venue concessions business with the acquisition of Centerplate Inc. from private equity firm Olympus Partners in a deal worth $675 million.

  • November 14, 2017

    NFL Removes CTE Suit, Citing Labor-Management Law

    The NFL on Tuesday removed a lawsuit filed by Aaron Hernandez’s daughter to Massachusetts federal court, saying that her complaint, which seeks to hold the league and others accountable for her deceased father’s development of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is based on a claim that arises under federal law.

  • November 14, 2017

    Columbia Deal Ending False Outlet Pricing Row Gets OK

    A California federal judge said Tuesday she’ll approve Columbia Sportswear Co.’s nonmonetary settlement with a certified class of outlet store shoppers who allege the clothing company advertised markdowns from original prices that never existed, but warned the parties if they plan to fight about fees, she’ll want to review the attorneys’ records.

  • November 14, 2017

    Real Estate Rumors: Trepp, Invesco, Magic Johnson

    Trepp has reportedly leased 25,000 square feet in New York, Invesco is said to have sold an Illinois apartment complex for $110.5 million, and a fund co-founded by former NBA star Magic Johnson has reportedly picked up a Florida building from SunTrust Bank for roughly $18 million.

  • November 14, 2017

    In The Market For A WNBA Team? MSG Co. To Sell NY Liberty

    Madison Square Garden Co. said Tuesday that it is seeking buyers for the Women's National Basketball Association’s New York Liberty franchise, ending a 21-year ownership run of one of the league’s founding members.

  • November 14, 2017

    Ex-NFLers Fight Changes To Brain-Injury Claims Process

    Former NFL players urged a Pennsylvania federal court on Monday to overturn, in light of new evidence, a claims administrator's changes to how claims are processed under a settlement agreement for brain injuries in multidistrict litigation.

  • November 14, 2017

    Exec Says Fox Sports, Televisa Paid Bribes At FIFA Trial

    An Argentine sports marketing executive testified that Fox Sports and Mexico’s Grupo Televisa both paid bribes for soccer television rights, his attorney said, as the U.S. government’s FIFA corruption trial in New York federal court heated up further Tuesday.

  • November 14, 2017

    MSG Calls Foul On Ex-Knicks Player's Libel Suit

    Madison Square Garden’s owner finally responded Monday to a libel and slander suit brought in September by former New York Knicks basketball player Charles Oakley, telling a New York federal judge in a letter that Oakley has a history of violent behavior and his ouster from MSG after a fight was justified.

  • November 14, 2017

    Wilson Fights For Fees Over Helmet-Strap Patent Suit

    Wilson Sporting Goods Co. asked a Texas federal court on Monday to award it an estimated $61,451 in attorneys' fees as well as costs after it said SportStar Athletics Inc. knowingly continued a baseless patent infringement suit against it over football helmet chin straps.

  • November 13, 2017

    Fla. Senate Bill Aims For Narrower Gaming Reform

    A gaming reform bill filed in the Florida Senate on Monday takes a more narrow approach than the ambitious but unsuccessful efforts of recent years, but an anti-gaming group said provisions paving the way for fantasy contests and so-called designated player games raise major concerns.

  • November 13, 2017

    How Ezekiel Elliott's 2nd Circ. Case Could Upend Arbitration

    A Second Circuit decision in favor of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in his fight to vacate a six-game domestic violence suspension could fundamentally alter the state of labor law and bulldoze over deference to federal arbitrators’ decisions, experts told Law360 on Monday.

  • November 13, 2017

    Ex-Clifford Chance Partner Tapped For DOJ NatSec Deputy

    A former Clifford Chance LLP partner who represented a Dutch aerospace firm and a former FIFA official, among others, is being hired as the top deputy in the national security division at the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm confirmed on Monday.

  • November 13, 2017

    Execs 'Abused The System,' Jury Told As FIFA Trial Kicks Off

    Three former South American soccer officials “abused the system” of international soccer to “line their own pockets with money that should have been spent to benefit the game,” a prosecutor told jurors in New York federal court Monday as the first trial in the U.S. government’s FIFA corruption probe kicked off in earnest.

Expert Analysis

  • 'Per-Doc' Pricing Can Improve Document Review

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    Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering your steak medium-rare. The steak arrives burned. You expect the kitchen to bring you another one properly done, right? And you don’t expect to pay for two steaks, do you? Paying a vendor for document review should be no different, says Lisa Prowse, an attorney and vice president at e-discovery firm BIA Inc.

  • Opinion

    Will WADA Learn From Due Process Mistake?

    Ronald Katz

    Last December, the World Anti-Doping Agency issued its final report on Russian doping. No athletes were proven guilty, yet hundreds were punished. The results in individual cases so far — 95 out of 96 athletes have been cleared of wrongdoing — clearly show that due process makes a huge difference, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • A Guide To The Executive Branch Official Nomination Process

    Adam Raviv

    Although the Trump administration has completed the vetting and confirmation of a cabinet and White House staff, thousands of senior positions remain unfilled throughout the executive branch. More than ever, people selected for those posts find themselves under close scrutiny, say Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown of WilmerHale.

  • How Collaboration Is Changing Inside Some Law Firms

    Chris Cartrett

    In our recent survey of business of law professionals, nearly half of respondents said that who they collaborate with, inside their law firm, is different from five years ago, says Chris Cartrett of legal software provider Aderant.

  • 4 Cases That Will Guide The Future Of TTAB Proceedings

    Eric Ball

    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has long been viewed as an economical alternative to litigation for parties seeking to protect their trademark rights. But if developments in four recent trademark cases are any indication, that may be changing soon, says Eric Ball of Fenwick & West LLP.

  • Opinion

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers

    Alan Hoffman

    Some lawyers tend to be overly aggressive, regarding law practice as a zero-sum game in which there are only winners and losers. The best response is to act professionally — separating the matter at hand from the personalities. But it is also important to show resolve and not be vulnerable to intimidation, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.

  • Shkreli Trial And Other Magic Tricks: A Chat With Ben Brafman

    Randy Maniloff

    Ben Brafman’s clients don’t need a lawyer — they need a magician. And for 40-plus years, the man has been pulling rabbits out of hats, most recently finding jurors able to sit fairly in judgment of Martin Shkreli, called “the most hated man in America.” Last month I visited Brafman to discuss his remarkable career, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams.

  • The Psychology Of Hourly Fee Arrangements

    J.B. Heaton

    The range of possible and better fee agreements is wide. But such alternatives will become popular only if litigants confront the psychological tendencies shaping their existing fee arrangements, says J.B. Heaton, a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP.

  • Insurers Win Series Against Lakers In TCPA D&O Shootout

    Lawrence Bracken II

    This month, the Ninth Circuit affirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers were not entitled to coverage for a fan's class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. This decision should not be seen to foreclose future TCPA defendants from obtaining D&O coverage, but it sends a staunch reminder to policyholders that they should carefully analyze the language of their policies, say attorneys with Hunton & Williams LLP.

  • Self-Collection In E-Discovery — Risks Vs. Rewards

    Alex Khoury

    As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.