Sports & Betting

  • October 30, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Mom Can't Cut Sentence Over 'Exit Quarantine'

    A three-week "exit quarantine" required of a California woman before she can leave prison doesn't warrant shortening her seven-month sentence in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case, a Massachusetts federal judge said Thursday.

  • October 30, 2020

    3 Firms Forge Under Armour's $345M Sale Of MyFitnessPal

    Under Armour Inc. has agreed to sell fitness and health-tracking app MyFitnessPal to private equity firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, the companies said Friday, in a deal put together with help from King & Spalding, Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis.

  • October 29, 2020

    Senator Asks Mnuchin for Sanctions on Russian Officers

    Bob Menendez, ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday, calling for sanctions against Russian military officers from an intelligence unit that interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

  • October 29, 2020

    US Sprinter Banned From Tokyo Olympics For Missing Tests

    United States track and field star and 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman has been ruled ineligible to compete in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after a disciplinary tribunal found he breached so-called whereabouts anti-doping rules.

  • October 29, 2020

    Hot Rod Group Must Recognize Union, NLRB Tells DC Circ.

    The National Labor Relations Board is urging the D.C. Circuit to make the National Hot Rod Association recognize an employee union and bargain with those employees after the auto-racing organization contested the union's election results.

  • October 29, 2020

    Adidas Accused Of Exploiting Coach's 'Inner Game' Concept

    A former tennis coach and author whose books prompted a sports coaching movement dubbed "the Inner Game" has launched a trademark infringement lawsuit against Adidas for using the term to promote a line of athletic sneakers on its website.

  • October 29, 2020

    NHL Widow Says Text Dispute 'Not Worthy' Of Court's Time

    A widow suing the National Hockey League for allegedly exploiting a botched analysis of her husband's brain has urged a California federal court against compelling her to produce certain text messages from the day he killed himself, saying they do not exist.

  • October 29, 2020

    Advocates Say Leopard Trophy Permits Based On Bad Data

    Animal advocacy groups and a nature photographer are accusing the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service of illegally issuing permits allowing dead leopards to be imported into the United States as trophies despite not knowing the impact the hunting activities have on the species' survival.

  • October 28, 2020

    MLB Says Dodgers' Justin Turner Broke COVID-19 Protocol

    Following the Los Angeles Dodgers' World Series victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, third baseman Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated on the field with his teammates after testing positive for the virus and refusing to isolate, Major League Baseball said Wednesday.

  • October 28, 2020

    Cop Says Raptors Prez Could Have Used 'Fancy Suit' As Ruse

    A San Francisco Bay Area police officer told a federal judge it was reasonable for him to use some force in confronting Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri when he tried to gain access to the court following the Raptors' 2019 NBA Finals victory, saying suspects will sometimes wear a "fancy suit" as a ploy to breach security.

  • October 28, 2020

    Skechers Dodges 3 Nike Infringement Claims As IP Trial Nears

    Skechers has been cleared of allegations that its shoes infringe three Nike design patents, with a California federal judge finding Nike is barred from making certain claims due to positions it took during an inter partes review but allowing the remaining claims related to five other patents to proceed to trial.

  • October 28, 2020

    NBA's Utah Jazz Sold To Software Co. Qualtrics' Co-Founder

    The co-founder and CEO of management software company Qualtrics has agreed to buy the NBA's Utah Jazz from its longtime owners, the two sides said Wednesday, marking the league's first ownership change since Alibaba Group co-founder Joe Tsai acquired a 49% interest in the Brooklyn Nets back in 2018.

  • October 28, 2020

    Top English Soccer League Sues Chinese TV Co. For $213M

    England's premier soccer league is suing its former Chinese broadcaster in London for almost $213 million, claiming that the distributor defaulted on a lucrative TV rights deal by skipping payments.

  • October 27, 2020

    Ex-NFLer Questions Settlement Denial After Race Bias Claims

    A retired NFL player who for years has been fighting the denial of his $1.5 million claim in the concussion settlement asked the Third Circuit to require a district judge to further explain the rejected claim in light of new allegations that the neurocognitive tests used to seek concussion claims discriminated against Black players.

  • October 27, 2020

    Alsup Grants Sanctions, Bemoans Ex-Player's MLB 'Crusade'

    U.S. District Judge William Alsup sanctioned a professional baseball player turned health supplement salesman for bringing "baseless" lawsuits as "part of an entrenched campaign of harassment" against Major League Baseball and its players' union Tuesday, ordering the ex-pitcher and his company to pay more than $140,000 in attorney fees.

  • October 27, 2020

    New Trial Nixed In Notre Dame Basketball Game Injury Suit

    A split Indiana appellate panel on Tuesday reversed a ruling granting a new trial in a personal injury suit filed against the University of Notre Dame by a woman who fell at a basketball game, saying she did not show that incorrect deposition testimony prevented her from fully presenting her case.

  • October 27, 2020

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    Regional surges in COVID-19 cases sent government leaders scrambling this past week to resume mitigation measures in Illinois and deploy resources and manpower in Texas, while rising cases in California and Massachusetts landed those states on New Jersey's pandemic travel advisory list. 

  • October 27, 2020

    Kirkland, White & Case Steer Genius' Go-Public At $1.5B Value

    Sports data company Genius Sports said Tuesday it will go public at a roughly $1.5 billion enterprise value by merging with a blank-check company, a deal guided by White & Case LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • October 27, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Release Bid Capitalizes On Virus, Feds Say

    Prosecutors told a federal judge Monday that a woman who pled guilty in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case is trying to "take advantage of the pandemic" by citing prison quarantine mandates in her bid for early release.

  • October 26, 2020

    US Runner Loses Appeal To Compete With Prosthetic Legs

    American runner Blake Leeper, who uses two prosthetic legs, will not be allowed to compete at next summer's Olympic Games on the prostheses he currently uses, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday — a ruling Leeper says is racially discriminatory.

  • October 26, 2020

    Gov. Says Okla. Won't Appeal Ruling On Tribal Gaming Deals

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said he won't appeal a federal court decision that a group of state-tribal gaming compacts aren't subject to renegotiation, saying the "unprecedented uncertainty" of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling over treaty lands requires the state and tribes to work out their differences amicably.

  • October 26, 2020

    ABA Says School Debt Forces New Attys Into Unwanted Jobs

    The burden of paying off student loans is driving more than a third of young attorneys away from the jobs they really want, with minority students taking out significantly larger loan amounts, according to a survey released Monday by the American Bar Association.

  • October 26, 2020

    Vanessa Bryant Accuses Helicopter Co. Of Forum Shopping

    Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant urged a California federal judge Friday to remand to state court her lawsuit blaming a helicopter company for the basketball star's death, backing up the federal government's bid to toss the company's cross-claims against two federal air traffic controllers.

  • October 26, 2020

    How To Make Election Day Go Smoothly: 4 Tips For Employers

    Next Tuesday will give a sharply divided nation a chance to cast votes in what's being billed as the most important election in U.S. history, but for many working people and the companies that employ them, it's also another day on the job. Here are four tips that can help businesses make sure Election Day goes off without a hitch.

  • October 23, 2020

    Recruit's Father Can't Escape Adidas Civil Corruption Claims

    A South Carolina federal judge said Friday that a former financial adviser and the father of a former University of Louisville basketball recruit cannot escape Adidas' claims blaming them for a bribery scheme to steer the recruit to the Adidas-sponsored school that the recruit says tanked his college career.

Expert Analysis

  • Persuasion Skills Attys Can Learn From Political Speeches

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    The tools of powerful political speeches — those with soaring rhetoric that convinces and moves listeners — can be equally applicable to oral advocacy, case strategy and brief writing, say Lauren Papenhausen and Julian Canzoneri at White & Case and former presidential speech writer Dave Cavell.

  • Opinion

    Reflections On My 1st Judicial Election Amid Racial Tensions

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    Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham looks back at the racial barriers facing his first judicial campaign in 1984, and explains how those experiences shaped his decades on the bench, why judges should refrain from taking political stances, and why he was an early supporter of therapeutic courts that deal with systemic problems.

  • Weighing Litigation Vs. Arbitration Amid Court Disruptions

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    Parties must determine whether arbitration is better than litigation for their disputes amid pandemic-induced court delays by answering five key questions and understanding the importance of a clearly tailored arbitration clause, say attorneys at Goodwin.

  • How Attys Can Guard Against Rising Settle-And-Sue Claims

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    Certain precautions can help lawyers avoid post-settlement malpractice claims and create a solid evidentiary defense, as settle-and-sue lawsuits rise amid pandemic-induced dispute settlements, say Bethany Kristovich and Jeremy Beecher at Munger Tolles.

  • Law Firm Tips For Attracting, Retaining Attys During Pandemic

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    Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.

  • Perspectives

    Finding A Path Forward To Regulate The Legal Industry

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    Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.

  • Series

    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Dad's Pandemic Life

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    Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.

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    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Mom's Pandemic Life

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    Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.

  • 5 Cost-Cutting Strategies For Corporate Legal Departments

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    To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.

  • Guest Feature

    Preparing The Next Generation Of Female Trial Lawyers

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    To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.

  • Guest Feature

    Mentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law

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    It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.

  • Kentucky Tax Talk: What Appeals Board Reinstatement Means

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    While local customs and precedent set by the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals prior to 2016 will likely be back upon the board's pending reinstatement, taxpayers and practitioners should be aware of several important practice and structural changes, say attorneys at Frost Brown.

  • Guest Feature

    5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic

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    The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.

  • How The State And Local Regulatory Landscape Is Expanding

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    States and localities are employing creative methods to emerge as key players in regulatory enforcement traditionally dominated by the federal government, including False Claims Act investigations, unfair and deceptive acts and practices claims, and pharmaceutical sector regulation, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

  • Opinion

    Lawyers Must Fight Voter Suppression This Election Season

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    Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.

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