Sports & Betting

  • June 05, 2024

    HanesBrands Selling Champion To Authentic For Up To $1.5B

    HanesBrands said Wednesday it has agreed to sell its Champion business to Authentic Brands Group for up to $1.5 billion, under the guidance of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Jones Day.

  • June 04, 2024

    NBA-Tied NFT Co. To Pay $4M Over Buyers' Securities Claim

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday gave initial approval to a proposed $4 million settlement between the firm behind NBA-focused non-fungible tokens and a class of purchasers who accused the digital assets company of selling the digital assets as unregistered securities.

  • June 04, 2024

    Brooklyn Man Booked In Betting Scheme With NBA Player

    A Brooklyn man has been charged in New York federal court with conspiring to defraud a betting company through "prop" bets involving an NBA player who has since been banned from the league for life.

  • June 04, 2024

    Paramount Hit With $142.5M 'Lucha Libre' Lawsuit

    Paramount and Univision have been hit with a $142.5 million copyright lawsuit over allegedly continuing to broadcast masked "Lucha Libre" fights on Pluto TV, over a year after ending a licensing deal with a California company that markets the videos in the U.S.

  • June 04, 2024

    Ex-NFL Player Settles With Former Partner In Colo. Reptile Biz

    Former NFL player Chadwick Brown has settled a lawsuit with his former business partner in a Colorado reptile shipping company less than a month before trial, resolving allegations that Brown tried to strip the former partner of his stake in the company, according to a recently filed notice in state court.

  • June 04, 2024

    Bally Sports Parent Reaches Multiyear Fubo Carriage Deal

    The bankrupt owner of Bally Sports-branded regional sports networks told a Texas judge Tuesday that it has reached a multiyear agreement with fuboTV to continue that company's carriage of the debtor's channels on its streaming platform, adding to its roster of new distribution deals as a hearing on its Chapter 11 plan nears.

  • June 04, 2024

    Champion Sports Settles Hurdle Injury Suit With Athlete

    Champion Sports has settled claims that it sold a gym a defective hurdle that impaled a gym-goer after he failed to jump over it, according to documents filed recently in South Carolina federal court.

  • June 04, 2024

    Ohtani's Ex-Interpreter Cops To Stealing $17M From MLB Star

    Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter pled guilty Tuesday to bank and tax fraud charges in a packed Santa Ana, California, federal courtroom, admitting he stole nearly $17 million from the MLB superstar to help pay off massive gambling debts. 

  • June 04, 2024

    MLB Player Banned For Life For Betting Violations

    Major League Baseball has permanently banned San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano, and handed down a one-year ban to Oakland Athletics pitcher Michael Kelly and three minor leaguers, for betting on baseball, according to a Tuesday statement.

  • June 03, 2024

    MLB Says Padres Star May Have Breached Betting Rules

    San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano is being investigated for allegedly placing bets on baseball games last season while he was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a Major League Baseball spokesperson confirmed Monday.

  • June 03, 2024

    Chile Soccer Club Ex-Prez Says Amazon Series Defamed Him

    The Amazon Prime drama series "El Presidente" defamed the former president of a Chilean football club by depicting him committing a variety of fabricated crimes related to the 2015 FIFA scandal, a new suit in Florida federal court alleged.

  • June 03, 2024

    Everton's Sale To Embattled PE Firm Off The Table, For Now

    Everton Football Club has let its sale to private equity firm 777 Partners LLC lapse amid legal troubles for the buyer and concerns from minority shareholders about the deal, although no official reason was given in its Saturday announcement.

  • June 03, 2024

    Ex-Canadian Hockey League Team's VP Drops Suit Over Firing

    The former vice president of finance for the Canadian Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks has dropped his defamation lawsuit against his former team and its general manager, two months after accusing them in Oregon federal court of firing him over false embezzlement claims.

  • June 03, 2024

    Group Defends Plan For PED-Fueled Athletic Competitions

    The Enhanced Games continues to push for its performance-enhanced events after criticism from the International Federation of Sports Medicine, arguing Monday that its mission is not that different, because it too wants healthy athletes and fair competition.

  • June 03, 2024

    Justices To Hear Mob Case Over 'Violent' Crimes Of Inaction

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case of an alleged associate of New York's Genovese crime family in which the reputed mobster, and the government, argued that the justices should resolve a circuit split over whether crimes of violence can be committed through inaction.

  • May 31, 2024

    WWE Investor Attys Enter Battle Royal To Lead Merger Suit

    Two groups of shareholders have filed competing pitches for the lead plaintiff role in a consolidated class suit seeking damages from World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vincent McMahon and others in connection with WWE's $21 billion merger with Endeavor Group, both arguing they have most successfully pursued the suit's claims.

  • May 31, 2024

    Class Wants Holland & Hart Deposed Over Discovery Lapses

    A Washington consumer bringing a class action against High 5 Games is seeking to depose the company's defense team, accusing its employees and attorneys of a "years-long campaign of discovery misconduct" that hid records showing the game seller targeted gambling addicts for profit on its social casino apps deceptively marketed as free-to-play.

  • May 31, 2024

    Edelson Calls Coach's Attack On Abuse Suit 'Meritless'

    Edelson PC is urging a Cook County judge to toss a lawsuit from youth volleyball coach Rick Butler and his volleyball club looking to hold the firm liable for lodging allegedly "bogus" sex-abuse claims against the coach, calling it a "meritless" attempt to rehash their failed federal sanctions bid.

  • May 31, 2024

    Off The Bench: NCAA Transfers Freed, Atty Plays Cards Right

    In this week's Off the Bench, the NCAA agrees to more historic rule changes while experts examine its post-House settlement future, and a patent lawyer looks back at his transformation into a poker champion.

  • May 31, 2024

    A Potential Tipping Point For Transgender Athlete Litigation

    After heated policy debates in statehouses and academic institutions, the discourse over participation of transgender athletes in college and amateur sports has spilled into the nation's courts, with a flurry of recent suits and rulings suggesting the judiciary will have its hands full for years to come.

  • May 31, 2024

    Complaints About BC Tennis Coach Led To Firing, Suit Says

    A former assistant women's tennis coach at Boston College says the head coach of the program "set out on a campaign to undermine and alienate" her out of professional jealousy and gender bias, alleging she was fired in retaliation after complaining to administrators.

  • May 31, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    This past week in London has seen financier Crispin Odey file a defamation claim against the Financial Times, Ford hit with the latest "Dieselgate" claim and a human rights activist bring a privacy claim against Saudi Arabia. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • May 31, 2024

    Ex-Penn State Football Team Doc Wins $5.25M Retaliation Suit

    A Pennsylvania jury awarded $5.25 million to a former doctor for the Pennsylvania State University football team who claimed he was fired for reporting that head coach James Franklin pressured him to push student-athletes back onto the field before they were ready, according to a verdict sheet made public Friday.

  • May 31, 2024

    Activist Donerail Pushes Ex-Barstool Owner Penn To Sell

    Activist Investor Donerail Group on Friday pushed Penn Entertainment Inc. to pursue a sale, ripping the company for a "failed" online gaming strategy that has "destroyed shareholder value," including its $1 sale of Barstool Sports and launch of a new betting platform with ESPN.  

  • May 31, 2024

    Driver Sues F1 Bodies, Ex-Boss For £64M Over 'Crashgate'

    Felipe Massa is suing the governing bodies of Formula One and its former CEO for £64 million ($81.5 million), claiming that he would have beaten Lewis Hamilton to the 2008 motorsport title if a scandal over an allegedly deliberate crash had been investigated properly.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Walking With My Dog Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Thanks to my dog Birdie, I've learned that carving out an activity different from the practice of law — like daily outdoor walks that allow you to interact with new people — can contribute to professional success by boosting creativity and mental acuity, as well as expanding your social network, says Sarah Petrie at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

  • Think Like A Lawyer: Follow The Iron Rule Of Trial Logic

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    Many diligent and eager attorneys include every good fact, point and rule in their trial narratives — spurred by the gnawing fear they’ll be second-guessed for leaving something out — but this approach ignores a fundamental principle of successful trial lawyering, says Luke Andrews at Poole Huffman.

  • The Art Of Asking: Leveraging Your Contacts For Referrals

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    Though attorneys may hesitate to ask for referral recommendations to generate new business, research shows that people want to help others they know, like and trust, so consider who in your network you should approach and how to make the ask, says Rebecca Hnatowski at Edwards Advisory.

  • 9th Circ. Arbitration Ruling Could Have Int'l Implications

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    In Patrick v. Running Warehouse, the Ninth Circuit's recent matter-of-fact invocation of an unusual California rule in a domestic arbitration context raises choice of law questions, and could make California law a strategic option for some international arbitration parties, says Jerry Roth at FedArb.

  • Series

    Being An Equestrian Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Beyond getting experience thinking on my feet and tackling stressful situations, the skills I've gained from horseback riding have considerable overlap with the skills used to practice law, particularly in terms of team building, continuing education, and making an effort to reset and recharge, says Kerry Irwin at Moore & Van Allen.

  • 4 Ways To Refresh Your Law Firm's Marketing Strategy

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    With many BigLaw firms relying on an increasingly obsolete marketing approach that prioritizes stiff professionalism over authentic connection, adopting a few key communications strategies to better connect with today's clients and prospects can make all the difference, say Eric Pacifici and Kevin Henderson at SMB Law.

  • What Have We Learned In The Year Since Warhol?

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    In the almost year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, which was widely seen as potentially chilling to creative endeavors, seven subsequent decisions — while illuminating to some extent — do not indicate any trend toward a radical departure from prior precedents in fair use cases, says ​​​​​​​Jose Sariego at Bilzin Sumberg.

  • Clemson's ACC Exit Fee Suit May Have Major Consequences

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    Clemson University's recent suit in South Carolina state court against the Atlantic Coast Conference, which challenges the ACC's $140 million exit fee and its ownership of member schools' media rights, would likely have enormous ramifications for ACC members in the event of a definitive court ruling, say William Sullivan and Alex Anderson at Pillsbury.

  • Series

    Whitewater Kayaking Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Whether it's seeing clients and their issues from a new perspective, or staying nimble in a moment of intense challenge, the lessons learned from whitewater kayaking transcend the rapids of a river and prepare attorneys for the courtroom and beyond, says Matthew Kent at Alston & Bird.

  • This Earth Day, Consider How Your Firm Can Go Greener

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    As Earth Day approaches, law firms and attorneys should consider adopting more sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint — from minimizing single-use plastics to purchasing carbon offsets for air travel — which ultimately can also reduce costs for clients, say M’Lynn Phillips and Lisa Walters at IMS Legal Strategies.

  • Opinion

    Anti-DEI Complaints Filed With EEOC Carry No Legal Weight

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    Recently filed complaints against several companies' diversity, equity and inclusion programs alleging unlawful discrimination against white people do not require a response from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and should not stop employers from rooting out ongoing discriminatory practices, says former EEOC general counsel David Lopez.

  • Practicing Law With Parkinson's Disease

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    This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Adam Siegler at Greenberg Traurig discusses his experience working as a lawyer with Parkinson’s disease, sharing both lessons on how to cope with a diagnosis and advice for supporting colleagues who live with the disease.

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    Playing Hockey Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Nearly a lifetime of playing hockey taught me the importance of avoiding burnout in all aspects of life, and the game ultimately ended up providing me with the balance I needed to maintain success in my legal career, says John Riccione at Taft.

  • For Lawyers, Pessimism Should Be A Job Skill, Not A Life Skill

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    A pessimistic mindset allows attorneys to be effective advocates for their clients, but it can come with serious costs for their personal well-being, so it’s crucial to exercise strategies that produce flexible optimism and connect lawyers with their core values, says Krista Larson at Stinson.

  • Opinion

    Requiring Leave To File Amicus Briefs Is A Bad Idea

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    A proposal to amend the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that would require parties to get court permission before filing federal amicus briefs would eliminate the long-standing practice of consent filing and thereby make the process less open and democratic, says Lawrence Ebner at the Atlantic Legal Foundation and DRI Center.

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