Sports & Betting

  • July 18, 2024

    Insults Fly As Attys Beef Over Ex-NFL Player's Sex Abuse Suit

    Attorneys for an ex-NFL player and the former controller for his reptile shipping company accused each other of stonewalling, dishonesty and running up litigation costs at a hearing Thursday, where a Colorado state judge largely ignored the lawyers' "speeches" and urged them to confer more meaningfully.

  • July 18, 2024

    Atty Says Golf Malpractice Row Already Ran Its Course

    An attorney seeking summary judgment in a legal malpractice suit told a New York federal judge that, five years and three courts later, the owners of the Foothills Club West Golf Court have still failed to produce evidence to support their allegations.

  • July 18, 2024

    Sunday Ticket Customers Slam NFL's Bid To Upend $4.7B Win

    DirecTV Sunday Ticket subscribers opposed the NFL's effort to vacate a $4.7 billion antitrust verdict handed down by California federal jurors last month, arguing on Wednesday the league cannot second-guess the jury's findings and that the plaintiffs actually received far less than what they sought.

  • July 18, 2024

    Owner Of Ex-Sports Illustrated Publisher Wants Out Of Suit

    The majority owner of Sports Illustrated's one-time publisher is hoping to exit a suit filed by an executive who was fired from the company, arguing he had nothing to do with terminating his employment and defending the denial of a severance package.

  • July 18, 2024

    US Cheerleading Org. Loses TM Fight Over 'Worlds' Marks

    A Florida federal judge handed a pair of cheerleading organizations a summary judgment win Wednesday in a trademark infringement lawsuit by U.S. All Star Federation that alleged the rivals ripped off the competitive cheerleading organizational body's signature event's name, finding the contested "Worlds" marks are too generic to be protected.

  • July 18, 2024

    Ticketholders Shut Out Of Copa Final Sue Miami Stadium

    Ticketholders who were shut out of Sunday night's Copa America final in Miami between Argentina and Colombia have filed two suits against Hard Rock Stadium and Conmebol, claiming the venue and the soccer confederation's failure to ensure adequate security left ticketholders locked outside after thousands of fans rushed the gates.

  • July 17, 2024

    Dykema Faces Sony Sanctions Bid In Baseball Game TM Suit

    Sony has urged a Texas federal court to sanction a baseball training company and its counsel in a trademark dispute over the digital giant's use of the phrase "future star series" in a popular video game, claiming they launched a lawsuit without investigating material facts and refused to eliminate false allegations.

  • July 17, 2024

    NJ Casino Must Face Demoted Slots Director's Bias Suit

    A New Jersey appellate panel Wednesday restored a former Resorts Casino Hotel employee's disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, finding that it was unclear if he was disabled after he suffered severe burns in an explosion aboard his boat.

  • July 17, 2024

    Hazing Trial Plaintiffs' Claims Too General, Northwestern Says

    Northwestern University pushed back against a group of players accusing the institution of negligence in a football program hazing scandal, arguing the allegations are too general because they do not include the specific instances of hazing each plaintiff experienced.

  • July 17, 2024

    Jerry Jones, Alleged Daughter Spar As Contract Trial Nears

    With the start of trial in Jerry Jones' contract breach lawsuit approaching in Texas federal court, the woman claiming to be the Dallas Cowboys owner's daughter denied his accusations of perjury, destruction of evidence and failing to provide documents ordered by the court.

  • July 17, 2024

    Ex-NFL Player Is Broke, Hasn't Paid Settlement, Plaintiffs Say

    A former NFL player's business partner has asked a Colorado state court to enforce a settlement after the ex-linebacker allegedly blew the deadline to make a $200,000 payment, a request that comes as a plaintiff in another case claims the player and his reptile shipping company are insolvent.

  • July 17, 2024

    Puerto Rican Media Denied Injunction, Again, In Soccer Spat

    A Puerto Rican judge has prevented a media company from having unfettered access to local soccer matches as it battles local and international soccer organizations over antitrust allegations, ruling the requested preliminary injunction has nothing to do with the underlying case.

  • July 17, 2024

    Top Vista Investor Opposes $2.1B Kinetic Sale To Czech Co.

    Gates Capital Management Inc., a top shareholder in Vista Outdoor Inc., is urging the sporting goods maker not to move ahead with a plan to sell part of its business to a Czech defense group, pushing instead for a spinoff or sale of the entire company, according to a Wednesday letter.

  • July 17, 2024

    Ex-NBA Player Caught In Betting Scheme Can't Play Overseas

    A former NBA player who pled guilty to intentionally pulling out of games to ensure gambling wins for co-conspirators can't move to Greece to play professional basketball, a Brooklyn federal judge said.

  • July 17, 2024

    Iger, Willow Bay Ink $250M Deal For Angel City Football Club

    The Angel City Football Club has agreed to sell a controlling stake to Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Co., and his wife, Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, at an enterprise value of $250 million, the team said Wednesday. 

  • July 16, 2024

    I 'Suggest You Stop,' Judge Warns Atty In UMich Graffiti Case

    A Michigan federal judge stopped an attorney in his tracks on Tuesday as he argued his former University of Michigan hockey-player client did something "stupid" by painting a homophobic slur in front of a campus Jewish center, with the judge saying it was clear the player did something "very wrong."

  • July 16, 2024

    Tycoon's Pilot Says Feds' Stock Tip Claims Don't Add Up

    A private pilot who used to work for convicted insider trader and U.K. billionaire Joe Lewis is arguing federal prosecutors can't use allegations that his own trades were suspicious to ramp up a sentence for a separate tax evasion charge.

  • July 16, 2024

    Accuser Says WWE Paid Doctor To Give Her Mystery Drugs

    Celebrity doctor Carlon Colker gave a former World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. staffer unmarked drugs that made her feel sick and later refused to provide complete and accurate records on her visits there, according to her Tuesday complaint in Connecticut state court seeking information to support her sexual abuse suit against WWE founder Vince McMahon.

  • July 16, 2024

    NCAA On Clock To Fight Injunction Bid In Prize Money Suit

    A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday gave the NCAA more time to respond to a class of athletes challenging rules that bar them from earning outside prize money, after hearing from the athletes that impending events, like the 2024 Summer Olympics, demand quick action in the case.

  • July 16, 2024

    Ex-NBA Ref Must Show Psychologist Comms In COVID-19 Suit

    A former NBA referee must turn over records between his psychologist and his counsel to demonstrate whether the league's COVID-19 vaccination policies had the debilitating effect on his psyche that he claims in a lawsuit, a New York federal judge has ruled.

  • July 16, 2024

    No 'Racial Animus,' Nuggets Claim In Bid To Toss Fan's Suit

    The fan accusing the NBA's Denver Nuggets of racial profiling did not prove that a team employee showed any "racial animus" when he questioned the validity of his ticket at a game last December, the team said as it urged a Colorado federal judge to toss the case.

  • July 16, 2024

    The 2024 Diversity Snapshot: What You Need To Know

    Law firms' ongoing initiatives to address diversity challenges have driven another year of progress, with the representation of minority attorneys continuing to improve across the board, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. Here's our data dive into minority representation at law firms in 2023.

  • July 16, 2024

    These Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships

    Law360’s law firm survey shows that firms' efforts to diversify their equity partner ranks are lagging. But some have embraced a broader talent pool at the equity partner level. Here are the ones that stood out.

  • July 15, 2024

    Nike Suit Seeks More Than $60M From Counterfeit 'Empire'

    Nike filed a federal lawsuit on Monday for more than $60 million against a popular Los Angeles company producing pricey customized sneakers that the sportswear giant claims unlawfully uses Nike's designs and intellectual property, saying the company and its founder are even offering "Nike Counterfeiting 101" classes.

  • July 15, 2024

    3rd Circ. Wants Higher Bar For Halting Delaware Gun Laws

    The Third Circuit held Monday that courts have lowered the bar for issuing preliminary injunctions too much, allowing Delaware to keep its ban on "assault weapons" and extended magazines because the gun rights groups challenging the law hadn't met the burden of showing the harm necessary for "extraordinary relief."

Expert Analysis

  • Playing The Odds: Probing Sports Betting Allegations

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    With gambling-related controversies becoming a mainstay of the athletics landscape, it's essential for in-house and outside counsel to stay abreast of best practices for conducting sports betting investigations, say attorneys at Steptoe.

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    Now More Than Ever, Lawyers Must Exhibit Professionalism

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    As society becomes increasingly fractured and workplace incivility is on the rise, attorneys must champion professionalism and lead by example, demonstrating how lawyers can respectfully disagree without being disagreeable, says Edward Casmere at Norton Rose.

  • Leveling Up IP Protections For Video Game Icons' Film Debuts

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    Video game creators venturing into new realms of entertainment that include their iconic characters, such as television and film adaptations, should take specific steps to strengthen their intellectual property rights, say Joshua Weigensberg and Parmida Enkeshafi at Pryor Cashman.

  • Series

    Serving In The National Guard Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My ongoing military experience as a judge advocate general in the National Guard has shaped me as a person and a lawyer, teaching me the importance of embracing confidence, balance and teamwork in both my Army and civilian roles, says Danielle Aymond at Baker Donelson.

  • A Midyear Forecast: Tailwinds Expected For Atty Hourly Rates

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    Hourly rates for partners, associates and support staff continued to rise in the first half of this year, and this growth shows no signs of slowing for the rest of 2024 and into next year, driven in part by the return of mergers and acquisitions and the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence, says Chuck Chandler at Valeo Partners.

  • Opinion

    States Should Loosen Law Firm Ownership Restrictions

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    Despite growing buzz, normalized nonlawyer ownership of law firms is a distant prospect, so the legal community should focus first on liberalizing state restrictions on attorney and firm purchases of practices, which would bolster succession planning and improve access to justice, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

  • Series

    Solving Puzzles Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Tackling daily puzzles — like Wordle, KenKen and Connections — has bolstered my intellectual property litigation practice by helping me to exercise different mental skills, acknowledge minor but important details, and build and reinforce good habits, says Roy Wepner at Kaplan Breyer.

  • Dapper Settlement Offers Rules Of The Road For NFT Issuers

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    The terms of a $4 million settlement in a class action alleging that Dapper Labs sold its NBA Top Shot Moments as unregistered securities may be a model for third parties that wish to avoid securities liability in connection with offering digital asset non-fungible token collectibles, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

  • Texas Ethics Opinion Flags Hazards Of Unauthorized Practice

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    The Texas Professional Ethics Committee's recently issued proposed opinion finding that in-house counsel providing legal services to the company's clients constitutes the unauthorized practice of law is a valuable clarification given that a UPL violation — a misdemeanor in most states — carries high stakes, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.

  • In Memoriam: The Modern Administrative State

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    On June 28, the modern administrative state, where courts deferred to agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes, died when the U.S. Supreme Court overruled its previous decision in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council — but it is survived by many cases decided under the Chevron framework, say Joseph Schaeffer and Jessica Deyoe at Babst Calland.

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    After Chevron: Impact On Indian Law May Be Muted

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    Agency interpretations of Indian law statutes that previously stood the test of judicial review ​are likely to withstand new challenges even after the end of Chevron deference, but litigation in the area is all but certain, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • How To Clean Up Your Generative AI-Produced Legal Drafts

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    As law firms increasingly rely on generative artificial intelligence tools to produce legal text, attorneys should be on guard for the overuse of cohesive devices in initial drafts, and consider a few editing pointers to clean up AI’s repetitive and choppy outputs, says Ivy Grey at WordRake.

  • Series

    Boxing Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Boxing has influenced my legal work by enabling me to confidently hone the skills I've learned from the sport, like the ability to remain calm under pressure, evaluate an opponent's weaknesses and recognize when to seize an important opportunity, says Kirsten Soto at Clyde & Co.

  • Opinion

    Industry Self-Regulation Will Shine Post-Chevron

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's Loper decision will shape the contours of industry self-regulation in the years to come, providing opportunities for this often-misunderstood practice, says Eric Reicin at BBB National Programs.

  • 3 Ways Agencies Will Keep Making Law After Chevron

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    The U.S. Supreme Court clearly thinks it has done something big in overturning the Chevron precedent that had given deference to agencies' statutory interpretations, but regulated parties have to consider how agencies retain significant power to shape the law and its meaning, say attorneys at K&L Gates.

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