Fifteen women who say Baylor University negligently responded to sexual assault reports can’t force the school to institute a new policy for handling similar allegations in the future because they didn’t prove intentions to reenroll, a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A Florida appeals court rejected former Miami Dolphins star Otis "O.J." McDuffie's bid for a third trial in a medical malpractice suit accusing an ex-team doctor of causing his career-ending injury, saying Wednesday that the trial judge’s evidentiary decisions were sound.
Lori Loughlin and other parents caught up in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal argued Wednesday that the charges against them have no connection to Massachusetts, where the case is being tried in federal court, and should be dismissed.
A former NFL player's CBD company has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly claiming the company's products can treat or cure COVID-19.
Newly surfaced Adidas internal emails are not enough to sway a New York federal judge into reviving a streetwear company’s $50 million breach of contract claim against the sportswear giant, according to a Tuesday order.
New Era Cap Co.'s "Fear of God" line of hats does not infringe a trademark held by a single-employee apparel company in the Boston area because sales of the two companies' products never overlapped in the same market, a Massachusetts federal judge said Wednesday.
USA Rugby Football Union Ltd. limped into a Delaware Chapter 11 with at least $6 million in debt late Tuesday, reporting that the global COVID-19 pandemic and a related suspension of sanctioned revenue-producing competition dropkicked its already struggling league into hopeless insolvency.
An NFL agent is suing Derrius Guice for $500,000 for fraud and breach of contract, accusing the Washington running back of refusing to pay back loans and cough up a cut of the lucrative sponsorship deals the agent negotiated on his behalf.
An ex-Jacksonville Jaguars safety who said he suffered head injuries while playing saw his suit against the NFL's management council and players' union tossed after a federal judge said he hadn't shown his retirement plan's supervisory board did anything wrong by withholding its interpretation of allegedly vague benefits language.
A Florida federal judge has transferred an insurance company’s suit seeking to avoid coverage of a radio station in a dispute over pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s sex tape to Georgia federal court, saying it’s the proper venue because of all the witnesses living in the state.
A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday rejected former No. 1 NBA draft pick Zion Williamson's bid to start discovery in a lawsuit seeking to get out of a marketing deal as his former agent pursues a parallel opposing lawsuit in Florida state court.
An ad agency embroiled in a bitter fight with the National Rifle Association made a move to disqualify the NRA's attorney because of family ties to the agency's CEO.
Atlantic City casinos were on a winning streak until COVID-19 crashed the party, forcing them to close their doors ahead of the typically lucrative summer season and setting the stage for an industry shakeup in the New Jersey resort town as it confronts the unprecedented health crisis.
The Houston Astros and team owner Jim Crane said a former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher's lawsuit over the team's sign-stealing scheme should be moved from California to Texas or dismissed outright, with Crane telling the court he has already been "explicitly exonerated" by Major League Baseball's investigation.
As Cadwalader pauses partner distributions and cuts staff pay and Pryor Cashman furloughs associates, a slew of other firms are likely to follow suit as the legal industry goes into crisis mode to weather the economic storm caused by COVID-19.
TaylorMade Golf Co. has reached a preliminary agreement to settle a patent dispute over golf swing analyzer products, despite telling a California federal judge last week that its opponent was using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to further delay the litigation.
A New Jersey racetrack has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep in place a Third Circuit ruling that could entitle it to $150 million in damages against the country’s major sports leagues for effectively barring it from offering sports betting years before the high court legalized the practice in 2018.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will not stop a federal judge from sending parents convicted in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case to prison, he said Tuesday as he sentenced a mother who pled guilty in the scheme to seven months behind bars.
The National Hot Rod Association on Monday managed to bypass antitrust claims brought by a three-time drag racing champion who says the group unfairly booted him and then led a boycott of his business, but the Indiana federal suit is not over yet.
Puma’s bid to register a trademark involving “Tokyo 2021” — seemingly a reference to the postponement of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics — is likely a legal no-go, experts say, thanks to the broad rights controlled by the game’s organizers.
A New York federal judge on Monday granted former Brazilian soccer federation president Jose Maria Marin an early release from prison, citing in part his health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individual members of a tribe have told a California federal court that a gaming developer can't pursue racketeering claims against them in its $5.38 million breach of contract suit over a sham casino project, saying it already agreed to seek damages from the tribe itself.
The owner of the San Jose Sharks hockey team is trying to use an environmental suit over the Bay Area Rapid Transit expansion to get taxpayers to foot the bill for arena parking, the Federal Transit Administration told a California federal court.
Attorneys representing NFL safety Eric Reid, an outspoken opponent of the new NFL collective bargaining agreement, sent a letter Monday to the NFL players union alleging that the language of the new deal was materially altered after the players voted on it, calling for it to be invalidated and voted on again.
Under Armour Inc.'s founder and onetime CEO Kevin Plank and several board members escaped a shareholder suit accusing Plank of using his real estate firm to bilk the sports apparel company out of millions, after a Maryland federal court found the board's decision not to pursue those claims was reasonable.
Conducting mediation via videoconference amid the ongoing pandemic poses significant challenges, including the difficulty of reading people when you are not with them in person. Daniel Garrie at JAMS shares six tips to overcome the limitations.
COVID-19's impact on public health and business is triggering a barrage of insurance claims across virtually all traditional coverage areas, with each type of policy featuring unique weaknesses, says LexisNexis insurance consultant Karen Yotis.
When your team is working from different locations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, don’t default to just sending emails. Collaboration is much easier when team members are also communicating in real time over the phone or through videoconferences, say William Oxley and Meghan Rohling Kelly at BakerHostetler.
The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 will likely lead to numerous contract claims from and against advertisers, sponsors, travelers, entertainers, service and technology providers, and other entities, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.
As the judiciary implements telephone and video hearings in response to the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys can deliver effective advocacy by following certain best practices, such as using backup materials and specially preparing witnesses and exhibits, say attorneys at Fish & Richardson.
Remote depositions are a useful tool for meeting discovery deadlines while allowing all parties to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But they come with a unique set of challenges, say Eliot Williams and Daniel Rabinowitz at Baker Botts.
As professional sports leagues and the live music industry shutter in response to COVID-19, commercial parties should keep in mind the importance of working together, given that they rely on long-term relationships, joint ventures, positive branding and reputation, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.
The American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to be zealous advocates for clients' interests, but how do these rules apply in this unprecedented time of COVID-19? Anne Lockner at Robins Kaplan offers some pointers.
In the midst of this health crisis when lawyers are working from home with their loved ones around all day, practitioners need to ensure their “home” and “office” settings coexist without one trumping the needs of the other, says Luciana Fragali at Design Solutions.
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect e-discovery long after we overcome this pandemic. When litigation and investigations reengage and courts start moving their schedules forward, these concerns will need to be addressed, say David Kessler and Andrea D'Ambra at Norton Rose.
COVID-19 is causing devastating and potentially irreparable damage to the hotel, food and beverage, sports, and related industries — with lawyers in these sectors suffering as well. R.J. O’Hara at Flaherty & O’Hara takes an in-depth look at the ripple effects.
The financial impact of COVID-19 is already starting to ripple through law firms in the form of diminished demand and time entry. A few lessons from the 2008 financial crisis and some new ideas can help firm leaders navigate the storm, says Peter Zeughauser at Zeughauser Group.
Remote working doesn’t work when people feel they must apologize for or hide it, and lawyers often feel that way — even in unavoidable, disaster-related scenarios like we see with the pandemic today, says David Pierce at Axiom.
While mediating via an internet conferencing platform during the COVID-19 crisis, remember that visual interactions are of vital importance. A simple phrase can be transformed into a sincere inquiry, a shocked response or a sarcastic put-down depending upon how we visually convey that message, says mediator Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
The Second Circuit's recent insider trading decision in Blaszczak bears little superficial resemblance to the federal "Varsity Blues," NCAA basketball and Bridgegate prosecutions, but together the cases highlight concerns over criminalizing conduct outside the federal mail and wire fraud statutes' scope, say David Sarratt and Eric Silverberg at Debevoise.