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  • March 21, 2019

    College Bribery Defendants Tap Quinn Emanuel, Dentons

    Attorneys from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Dentons and Greenberg Traurig LLP have been added to the ranks of defense counsel in the college admissions fraud scheme federal prosecutors revealed last week.

  • March 21, 2019

    NY's Vullo Set For Hot Seat In NRA Discrimination Suit

    The National Rifle Association will have a chance to grill Maria T. Vullo, New York’s former top financial services regulator, after an Albany federal magistrate judge granted its deposition bid in its lawsuit alleging she and Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to silence the gun rights advocacy group by squeezing the financial institutions it works with.

  • March 21, 2019

    Willkie Boss' College Bribery Scheme Appearance Delayed

    Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP who was suspended from the firm following charges that he paid a college admissions consultant to bolster his daughter’s test scores, will make his first appearance in Massachusetts federal court five days later than planned.

  • March 21, 2019

    Don Imus’ Ex-Sportscaster Loses Ageism Suit On Appeal

    A New York appellate panel has rejected a sportscaster’s age discrimination claims against his former boss Don Imus, finding they don't jibe with state human rights laws because the ex-employee was working in Florida when he was fired.

  • March 21, 2019

    National Events Ch. 7 Trustee Sues Ex-CEO For $45M

    The liquidating estate of defunct concert and sporting event ticket brokerage National Events Holdings LLC filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking over $45 million from the company's former chief, who pled guilty to wire fraud after being accused of running a Ponzi scheme.

  • March 21, 2019

    FIFA Bans Ex-Soccer Official For Life In Bribery Scandal

    FIFA’s ethics committee has found Luis Chiriboga, former president of the Ecuadorian Football Association, guilty of accepting bribes in exchange for handing broadcasters the rights to South American soccer tournaments, banning him for life from the sport, FIFA announced Thursday.

  • March 21, 2019

    Law360's Sports Editorial Advisory Board

    Law360 is pleased to announce the formation of its 2019 Sports Editorial Advisory Board.

  • March 21, 2019

    MillerCoors Sues Bud Light Over Super Bowl 'Corn Syrup' Ad

    MillerCoors is suing rival Anheuser-Busch over a Super Bowl ad for Bud Light that claimed Miller Lite and Coors Light contained corn syrup, calling it false advertising “designed to frighten consumers.”

  • March 20, 2019

    What’s In A Judgeship? More Than Meets The Eye

    Figuring out what constitutes a manageable workload for the nation’s district judges is no simple task. Getting the judiciary the resources it needs is even harder.

  • March 20, 2019

    Swamped: How Magistrate Judges Salvaged Louisiana's Judicial Crisis

    The Western District of Louisiana is supposed to have seven district judges. But for a year, most of the courthouses were operating without a single Article III judge. As usual, magistrate judges picked up the slack.

  • March 20, 2019

    Wells Fargo Settles Bond Sale Case With SEC For $812K

    Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay $812,500 to settle a government civil action claiming the bank misled investors in a $75 million bond offering involving a Major League Baseball pitcher's video game company, according to an order signed in Rhode Island federal court Tuesday.

  • March 20, 2019

    How NCAA March Madness Schools Protect Their Trademarks

    It’s been a big year at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for the NCAA’s big basketball schools. As the yearly March Madness tournament begins, here’s a look at how this year’s top-ranked teams have protected their brands since last year’s tourney.

  • March 20, 2019

    Former NBA Player Loses Bid For Additional Pension Benefits

    It's too late for a former Seattle Supersonics player to allege that the NBA Players' Pension Plan shorted him on retirement benefits by not properly accounting future cost of living increases into his 10-year pension plan, a New York federal judge ruled Wednesday.

  • March 20, 2019

    When March Madness Goes Wrong: 5 Cautionary Tales

    From crippled computer networks to discrimination claims, the annual tradition of the NCAA Men's Division One basketball tournament can pose a host of legal and productivity pitfalls for businesses. Here, attorneys share true stories of March Madness gone awry and what employers can learn.

  • March 20, 2019

    1st Amendment Defense Prevails In Ref's Death Threats Suit

    An NCAA men's basketball referee who received death threats and whose business got hundreds of damaging online reviews after a radio program highlighted his controversial calls can't sue the program's hosts for the "sinister and unfortunate" episode, a Kentucky federal judge said Wednesday, finding the commentary was protected by the First Amendment.

  • March 20, 2019

    Beckham's Miami MLS Team Can Proceed With Stadium Plans

    The Fort Lauderdale City Council gave Inter Miami CF the green light to start negotiating the nearly $60 million development of a training complex and community park facilities in the Florida town, as the club gears up to join Major League Soccer in 2020.

  • March 20, 2019

    NCAA Can't Strike Parts Of Athletes' Closing Argument In MDL

    A California federal judge has denied the NCAA's bid to strike portions of student-athletes' closing argument in multidistrict litigation over whether they can get paid to play, saying the facts the class cited in the closing are admissible.

  • March 20, 2019

    Race Announcer Sues Film Cos. Over Use Of Iconic Phrase

    Longtime horse racing announcer Dave Johnson on Wednesday sued the makers and distributors of the film "St. Vincent," alleging that actor Bill Murray's use of his iconic phrase "AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME" in the film infringed his trademark.

  • March 20, 2019

    Ex-GC To Tampa Agencies Charged With Domestic Violence

    A Florida attorney who has served as general counsel for the Tampa Port Authority and Tampa Sports Authority was arrested early Wednesday on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly hitting a woman and later dragging her out of bed.

  • March 19, 2019

    Deion Sanders Dodges Default In Whistleblower Suit

    Deion Sanders escaped a default judgment motion in Texas federal court Tuesday after the former NFL star retained counsel for his nonprofit facing a whistleblower lawsuit accusing him and the organization of scamming nearly $200,000 from government-funded school meal programs.

Expert Analysis

  • Lenders Score Major High Court Victory In Foreclosure Case

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling on Wednesday in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP removes nearly all activities taken by creditors seeking nonjudicial foreclosure of liens and mortgages from the ambit of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, says John Baxter of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

  • Tech Trends From SXSW Pose Unique Questions For Lawyers

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    These days, a popular theme in media is that lawyers' jobs will be taken by robots. However, based on the tech issues discussed at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, last month, robots may in fact need lawyers, says Nick Abrahams of Norton Rose Fulbright.

  • In Bar Admissions Process, It's Candor Or Bust

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    You passed the bar exam and are ready for the character and fitness committee interview. Time to think about how to discuss that minor incident in college, that misdemeanor in high school or that mental health issue that you have totally under control, says Richard Maltz of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.

  • DOJ's Wire Act Opinion Means Uncertainty For Tribal Gaming

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    While tribes may be split on the U.S. Department of Justice's new interpretation of the Wire Act, they should all note the DOJ's willingness to weigh in on otherwise established gaming laws, say Charles Galbraith and Julian SpearChief-Morris of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

  • Compliance Homework For Schools After 'Varsity Blues'

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    With last week's news of an undergraduate admissions bribery scandal, all of higher education in America is on notice. Colleges and universities should meet this new challenge by implementing best practices from the world of corporate compliance, say Brandon Essig and Brian Kappel of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Bashant Reviews 'Doing Justice'

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    My initial reaction to "Doing Justice" was that author Preet Bharara may have bitten off more than he could chew — an accusation leveled against him when he served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — but I found the book full of helpful gems, says U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant of the Southern District of California.

  • Firms Can Leverage Communications When Economy Is Slow

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    Though most experts believe that an imminent recession is unlikely, slowdown fears are increasing. Now is the time for firms to consider how to best leverage their communications and marketing teams to lessen impacts from a potential economic slowdown, says Tom Orewyler of Tom Orewyler Communications LLC.

  • Opinion

    March Madness: The NCAA's Tax Exemption

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    With last week's California federal court decision in NCAA Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation, it is clear that the NCAA is a multibillion-dollar entertainment business and does not deserve to be tax-exempt, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Opinion

    FTC Must Step Up Policies On False 'Made In USA' Claims

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    While the Federal Trade Commission is mandated to defend the integrity of "made in USA" labels, settlements in recent years have established a trend of failing to punish even the most egregious of fraudulent claims, says Anson Smuts of O'Keefe.

  • Ethical Social Media Marketing For Lawyers

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    Social media presents rich opportunities to reach prospective clients. Attorneys should not let those opportunities pass them by, but they should keep their ethical obligations in mind as they post, says Cort Sylvester of Nilan Johnson Lewis PA.