The closely watched appeal of a retired NFL player's claim denial in the concussion settlement has taken a left turn, with the player asking the Third Circuit to hold off on his case while he gives the federal judge overseeing the controversial deal a second chance to correct her "mistake."
SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. filed suit Thursday against NASCAR and IndyCar racetrack owner International Speedway Corp. for refusing to pay “even a single dime” of the $46 million it claims it owes under a subleasing agreement for mobile solar generators.
Embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti on Thursday signaled that he intends to go on the offensive against Nike Inc. at his upcoming trial on charges of trying to extort more than $20 million from the sportswear giant.
Mr. T is claiming a popular marijuana website called Leafly infringed the actor's trademark rights by using "Mrt" to abbreviate a weed product named Mr. Tusk, according to a suit filed Thursday in California federal court.
A professional gambler convicted of insider trading is doubling down on his bid to overturn his charges, claiming FBI leaks marred the entire case and telling the U.S. Supreme Court it shouldn’t let the government sweep its “pervasive misconduct” under the rug.
The former head of the North American Soccer League’s board of governors should not be allowed to claw back an unsigned version of a cooperation agreement he worked out with New York federal prosecutors, a federal judge heard.
A former football coach for the University of Southern California accusing the team of firing him in retaliation for reporting academic fraud and safety violations must arbitrate his claims, a California judge ruled Thursday.
A California magistrate judge Wednesday granted the NCAA's request for attorneys representing student-athletes to produce five years of billing records to support their bid for $45 million in fees for winning a ban on certain pay restrictions but said the cost of producing records can be added to their fees.
The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement has denied a request to prevent the program's claims administrator from conducting multiple audits of players' claims, saying the ability to do such audits is essential to "the honorable implementation of the settlement."
A Washington state federal judge halted a suit against Churchill Downs Inc. and the new owners of the social casino platform Big Fish Casino pending a ruling on whether claims that the platform constitutes illegal gambling are subject to a user arbitration agreement.
A year after Congress blocked minor league baseball players from seeking federal labor protections, a recent Ninth Circuit ruling has reopened the door for the athletes in their quest for better pay from Major League Baseball.
A Dallas-based oil and gas exploration and production company has asked a federal court to overturn the denial of a work authorization for a Zimbabwean big-game hunter who leads hunts for its executives and shareholders.
A Major League Baseball umpire suing the league for racial discrimination told a New York federal court he has new evidence to support his claims, saying MLB executives admitted in depositions that they make promotion decisions based on arbitrary and subjective criteria.
France's competition authority on Wednesday cleared chemical giant Ineos' reported €100 million ($111 million) purchase of a soccer club in Nice, marking the first transaction involving a soccer club reviewed by the agency.
A California federal judge on Tuesday threw out a suit brought by a former Los Angeles Rams ticket executive over the publishing of and reporting on private — and profane — "trash talk" text messages he sent a friend about New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, an exchange that he says ultimately cost him his job.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Lackawanna College left itself open to claims from two would-be football players by taking it upon itself to provide athletic trainers, who the two players claim were grossly unqualified, at the team’s tryouts.
Whether the Seattle Mariners must add more wheelchair-accessible seats and whether those seats must provide sightlines over standing spectators are questions for a jury to decide, a Washington judge has ruled, after siding with wheelchair-bound fans on some claims that T-Mobile Park is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Under Armour executives discussed design collaborations with Milkcrate Athletics before ripping off its trademarked milk crate logo, the latter company said in a lawsuit brought a week after filing a similar one against Adidas and the Brooklyn Nets.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued the man behind an experimental sports marketplace, alleging he sold nearly $1.5 million in bogus shares by promising investors for years that he would properly register them soon.
The U.S. Soccer Federation and its world champion women’s national team will duke it out over pay equity in a trial slated for May 2020, a spokesperson for the players said Monday.
Seeger Weiss LLP fired back on Monday against an objection to its latest $1.7 million fee request in the NFL concussion settlement, the most recent move in a pattern that's taken on an almost ritualistic quality as it's continued to repeat itself since the deal went into effect.
Athletic apparel company Under Armour on Monday escaped a proposed securities class action accusing it of hiding a decrease in demand for its products, with a Maryland federal judge finding the company’s investors failed to convincingly plead their case.
Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday urged a New York federal court to toss a criminal indictment that alleges he sought to extort Nike Inc. for millions of dollars, arguing he was simply doing his job as a lawyer representing the interests of his client.
Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers was awarded more than $15 million by a Los Angeles jury Monday in a second trial over claims that he was discriminated against based on his age and disability.
A Boston federal magistrate judge on Monday warned a parent charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal that, by sticking with a team of attorneys that also represents a former coach connected to the case, he risks receiving conflicted advice.
This month’s controversy surrounding alleged financial misrepresentations by Burford Capital underlines the need for litigation financiers to unite in educating the public about the value of litigation finance, lest opportunists use cases like this to disparage the industry as a whole, says Charles Agee at Westfleet Advisors.
When crises occur, such as data security incidents or gender bias suits, a well-prepared law firm has a thoroughly tested communications plan at the ready, which ensures the firm is the most proactive news source, prevents the crisis from escalating and notifies stakeholders about mitigation efforts, says Zach Olsen at Infinite Global.
At attorney Greg Craig’s trial in D.C. federal court this week, the courtroom was cleared so prospective jurors could answer sensitive questions. Even seasoned litigators were left wondering about the nature of this subtle, yet significant, issue involving Sixth Amendment public trial rights, says Luke Cass at Quarles & Brady.
In the early 1980s, I was working on my Ph.D. in marine biology and ecology. As part of an international team of scientists studying oil spill impacts on marine ecosystems, I saw a niche opportunity to combine science and law, says Andrew Davis of Shipman & Goodwin.
Years of interviewing jurors and observing deliberation show that the amount juries award in damages is almost always influenced by the amount of the plaintiff's demand, but there are three ways defense counsel can combat this anchoring effect, says Christina Marinakis at Litigation Insights.
Whenever there is any prospect of criminal liability in civil litigation — as in the recent cases against Harvey Weinstein and former Theranos executives — it is important for both sides to understand the consequences of a party or key witness choosing to assert Fifth Amendment privilege, says Joshua Robbins at Greenberg Gross.
Although there continue to be corporate clients who are seduced by the idea that cheapest is always best when it comes to outside counsel, there are many negative implications on service delivery that result from myopically focusing only on cost reduction at the expense of quality and innovation, says Keith Maziarek at Katten Muchin.
As demonstrated by the California bar proposal to allow nonlawyers to invest in law firms, we can change the legal ethics rules in a way that protects clients while permitting firms to innovate and serve clients better, say Todd Richheimer of Lawfty and Peter Joy of Washington University Law School.
A timely new book, “Raising the Bar: Diversifying Big Law," is one of the first honest assessments of the challenging battleground for people of color at large law firms, and I hope that firm management committee members read it, says U.S. District Judge Rubén Castillo of the Northern District of Illinois.
Although contract attorneys represent a quality source of legal work, inaccurate assumptions cause many legal departments and law firms to hesitate when considering them, say Matthew Weaver and Shannon Murphy of Major Lindsey.
Institutional defendants facing sexual abuse claims are increasingly using bankruptcy filings to freeze litigation, and those representing survivors need to be aware of the different rules, deadlines and discovery procedures in the new venue to ensure their clients' claims are not lost, says Michelle Tuegel of Seeger Weiss.
Companies in a host of industries have recently faced steep compliance fines for data breaches from domestic and international regulators. Defensible disposal of corporate data presents an excellent opportunity to mitigate the impact of these data-driven risks, says Julia Brickell of H5.
Athletes who claim sports caused brain trauma are increasingly suing teams, leagues, schools and equipment manufacturers — sometimes years after leaving the playing field. And plaintiffs’ lawsuits are making it past dispositive motions, requiring defendants to mount creative defenses against these claims, say Jason Meyer and Robert Olson of Gordon Rees.
The U.S. Supreme Court's opinions this term in Henry Schein and Lamps Plus remind us of the fundamental difference between arbitration and litigation. Yet, as a commercial litigator who serves as a neutral arbitrator, I have observed that experienced litigators often fail to adapt their approach in arbitration, says Paula Litt at Honigman.
The Federal Circuit had never conclusively stated that a presumption of validity applies to a patent challenged on Section 101 grounds until its recent Cellspin v. Fitbit decision, which invokes and responds to two earlier decisions, Berkheimer and Aatrix, says Anthony Fuga of Holland & Knight.