With the Major League Baseball free-agent market the quietest it has been in years, rumors that the teams may be colluding with one another to avoid offering big contracts have begun to swirl, but experts say a grievance may be hard to prove as the economics of baseball have changed.
Counsel for members of a golf club owned by President Donald Trump landed a fee award of $2.1 million in Florida federal court Friday, following the class’ win of a $5.7 million refund triggered by the club’s change in ownership when Trump took over Jupiter Golf Club LLC.
An Indiana federal judge on Thursday put a permanent stop to a video game creator’s infringement of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s “March Madness” and “Final Four” trademarks, siding with the NCAA after he and his company failed to respond to the complaint on time.
A court-appointed expert brought in to address several questions surrounding attorneys’ fees in the uncapped NFL concussion settlement updated his recommendations on Friday, telling a Pennsylvania federal court that additional information from class counsel convinced him to raise the cap from 15 percent to 22 percent.
Sony, Warner Bros. and other major labels repped by the Record Industry Association of America hurled copyright claims against Fit Radio LLC in Georgia federal court on Thursday, alleging that the music app is committing "massive scale" infringement.
A former soccer club executive and minister to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on Friday was sentenced to nearly 2 1/2 years in prison after he copped to trying to launder drug money through a Florida real estate deal.
The last week has seen a dispute between a Dubai commodities trading firm and a foreign exchange trader, a contract suit against the Bank of Georgia, and a Swiss asset manager sue retailer L.K. Bennett, its founder and its former private equity owners. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
The National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors and a proposed class will mediate claims that the team secretly recorded private conversations through a smartphone app, according to a joint filing that was approved in California federal court Friday.
The New York Liquidation Bureau is reportedly leasing more than 43,000 square feet in Manhattan, Romspen US Mortgage has reportedly loaned $23.5 million for a Florida townhome construction project, and golf center operator Drive Shack is hoping to build a facility in Fort Lauderdale.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Green Bay Packers grapple with a newspaper giant over the nickname "Titletown," Sonic Drive-In tries to stop a craft brewer's "Sonic" cocktail, and Iceland protects its name against an unauthorized vodka brand.
A proposed class of Rams fans who had their season tickets canceled when the NFL team moved to Los Angeles urged a Missouri federal court Thursday to force team owner Stan Kroenke to appear at a deposition after he declined to appear as requested.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday announced that it had suspended a controversial rule on hyperandrogenism in international athletics for another six months, allowing women to compete as female athletes who would otherwise be barred due to high testosterone levels.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday overturned a five-year ban prohibiting a Senegalese soccer club from fielding a team, a suspension handed down in the aftermath of a stampede in a cup final that left at least eight people dead.
The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday voted to push back a potential vote on whether to move forward with a proposal to change a transfer rule to allow athletes to play immediately after transferring, an issue that has been at the center of multiple lawsuits against the NCAA.
USA Gymnastics on Thursday said it has ended its relationship with the Karolyi Ranch training center, one of the locations where former team doctor Larry Nassar is alleged to have molested gymnasts, an announcement that came amid a sentencing hearing in which Nassar pled guilty to sexual abuse charges.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday agreed to ax a suit by former Miami Dolphins coach Jim Turner against attorney Ted Wells and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP over an investigative report examining a culture of bullying inside the team, saying that the statements in the report cannot be considered defamatory.
The operator of an Amsterdam sports arena can’t apply a reduced value-added tax rate to the cost of tours, the European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday, finding that a portion of the tour featuring access to a museum wasn’t a separate cultural service that warranted a lower rate.
The owner of a D.C.-based sportswear retailer urged a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday to revive her $5 million suit against Google over allegedly defamatory blog posts hosted by the web giant, saying Google abandoned its immunity under the Communications Decency Act by failing to enforce its own content standards and keeping the blog online.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday found that all but one claim in a Surf Waves Ltd. patent for a half-pipe water ride were invalidated as either anticipated or obvious in light of prior art, saying that Pacific Surf Designs Inc. had shown a "preponderance of the evidence" that 19 of the asserted claims were unpatentable.
Seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively decided the case, the Fourth Circuit on Thursday vacated an earlier decision that revoked the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations.
Procedures for dealing with doping are not well established and are not at all uniform from sport to sport. The current situation is chaotic — it is not known until the last minute who will be competing and it is not known for years who actually medaled in the competitions. A new system is needed, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits deductions on state and local income, sales and property taxes up to $10,000 per year. This new limitation may provide certain sports teams, particularly those in states like Texas and Florida, an advantage in attracting and signing talent, say Michael Rueda and David Lehn of Withers Bergman LLP.
After much hand-wringing in 2017 about whether Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement would diminish radically under President Donald Trump, it’s now safe to say that all signs point toward continued and vigorous enforcement, say attorneys with Foley & Lardner LLP.