Sports & Betting

  • January 26, 2024

    Off The Bench: McMahon Sued, 'Rock' Victory, USC Feels Heat

    In this week's Off The Bench, WWE founder Vince McMahon has been sued for sexual abuse and trafficking, "The Rock" reclaimed his name, and USC defended its claim that college athletes aren't employees. If you were on the sidelines over the past week, Law360 is here to clue you in on the biggest sports and betting stories that had our readers talking.

  • January 26, 2024

    Judge Overseeing NFL Case To Take Senior Status

    Chief Judge Philip Gutierrez of the Central District of California will take senior status on Oct. 15, according to a recent update from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

  • January 26, 2024

    Schools, Towns Can't Show Feasible Alternative, Turf Co. Says

    A synthetic turf maker asked a New Jersey federal judge on Thursday to toss claims that its fields are defective, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to show that any feasible alternative existed at the time they purchased their fields.

  • January 26, 2024

    FIFA Upholds Luis Rubiales' 3-Year Ban Over World Cup Kiss

    A FIFA panel upheld the organization's suspension of former Spanish soccer president Luis Rubiales on Friday, leaving Rubiales barred from the sport for three years for kissing national team midfielder Jenni Hermoso after the team's World Cup victory last year.

  • January 26, 2024

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

    The past week in London has seen Sainsbury’s Supermarkets face patent proceedings over a specific type of mandarin, Alexander Nix, the former chief of Cambridge Analytica, embroiled in further proceedings with Dynamo Recoveries, the sports management arm of Warner Bros raise a red card against crypto exchange Next Hash, and EY targeted in a libel claim by a consultancy firm. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • January 25, 2024

    NFL Player Accused Of Illegal Betting While A College Athlete

    Louisiana State Police announced Thursday they arrested New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte over allegations that he illegally gambled on sports, including on his own team, while he played football at Louisiana State University.

  • January 25, 2024

    4 Tattoo Copyright Claims Against NBA Video Game Tossed

    An Ohio federal judge ruled that some tattoos must be excluded from a copyright infringement lawsuit against the makers of the video game series NBA 2K because the man who inked the tattoos on three basketball stars had not properly registered the images when he filed his complaint.

  • January 25, 2024

    Gambling Biz Ch. 11 Approval Must Be Undone, Court Told

    The liquidating trustee for the former parent of a gambling machine manufacturer has urged a Delaware bankruptcy court to unwind the confirmation of the subsidiary's Chapter 11 plan, arguing it should get to explore allegations leveled by the underlying business's new owners that the old management conspired to "loot" the company.

  • January 25, 2024

    Ex-Spanish Soccer Head May Face Trial In Kiss Controversy

    Spain's highest court on Thursday recommended that Luis Rubiales, former president of the country's governing body for soccer, stand trial for a nonconsensual kiss he planted on the lips of a player during the ceremony celebrating the women's soccer team's World Cup win.

  • January 25, 2024

    Former NFL Player Takes Second Shot At Retirement Benefits

    A retired NFL player is making another run at the football league's retirement plan Wednesday in Texas federal court, saying that he wasn't given the chance to follow through with the plan's administrative process and that the pension's leadership unfairly denied him access to the plan's benefits.

  • January 25, 2024

    Caps, Wizards Owner Defends Plan To Move Teams To Virginia

    Billionaire Ted Leonsis defended his plan to move the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals from the District of Columbia to a sprawling entertainment district planned for Alexandria, Virginia, on Thursday, stressing that the move will not alienate fans or impose new economic burdens.

  • January 25, 2024

    Del. Gets Fees, Remand In Suit Over Ammo Stolen At Cabela's

    A Delaware federal judge has granted the state's bid to remand a case seeking to enforce a subpoena against Cabela's Inc. to get information about 500,000 rounds of ammunition purportedly shoplifted from one of its stores to determine if Delaware firearms laws were violated.

  • January 25, 2024

    NJ Justices Keep Up Trend Of Virus Suit Wins For Insurers

    In turning back an Atlantic City casino's $50 million bid for pandemic loss coverage, New Jersey's top court kept in line with the vast majority of courts deciding such suits, while shutting the door to Garden State policyholders seeking virus coverage, experts say.

  • January 25, 2024

    Vince McMahon Abused, Trafficked Ex-WWE Staffer, Suit Says

    Vince McMahon pressured a former World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. employee into sex in exchange for a job, pushed her into sexual relations with other WWE executives and employees, circulated explicit photos and videos of her inside and outside the company, then forced her out with a nondisclosure agreement and millions in hush money, the ex-staffer alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Connecticut federal court.

  • January 25, 2024

    Entain Says Sports Biz Concealed Probes During €850M Sale

    Entain PLC's Dutch subsidiary says the owners of a sports betting business failed to mention that the company was being investigated for violating gambling regulations, and therefore was worth less than the €850 million ($926 million) Entain agreed to pay for it.

  • January 24, 2024

    Parent Co. Of NBA's Jazz In Talks To Bring NHL Team To Utah

    The parent company of the National Basketball Association's Utah Jazz is in talks with the National Hockey League about possibly bringing a professional hockey team to the state as it vies to become host of the 2034 Winter Olympic Games, according to a Wednesday statement from the company.

  • January 24, 2024

    Bid To Swap Chevron For An Old Standby Raises Doubts

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether a World War II-era doctrine encouraging courts to strongly consider agency statutory interpretations could replace the court's controversial so-called Chevron doctrine that requires judges to defer to those interpretations if a statute is ambiguous.

  • January 24, 2024

    Wash. Judges Worry Abuse Tort Could 'Open Floodgates'

    Washington appellate court judges expressed reservations Wednesday about recognizing domestic violence as an ongoing tort in a woman's suit accusing a former National Football League player of abuse, with one judge saying the move could give divorce attorneys a tool they would misuse in contentious cases.

  • January 24, 2024

    Ohio Senate Greenlights Ban On Youth Gender-Affirming Care

    The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of a bill that would restrict gender-affirming care for transgender youths and ban transgender girls from participating in female sports. 

  • January 24, 2024

    Minor League Baseball Fan Must Arbitrate Broken Nose Suit

    A woman whose nose was broken by a line-drive ball at a Minor League Baseball game must arbitrate her case alleging that the stadium was unsafe, a Tennessee federal judge said Tuesday, because the parties mutually agreed to be bound by an arbitration clause on her ticket.

  • January 24, 2024

    Nuggets' Parent Co. Says Host's New Allegations Are Too Late

    The parent company of the NBA's Denver Nuggets and sports broadcaster Altitude Sports and Entertainment have urged a Colorado federal court to bar new allegations related to the recent layoff of a Hispanic sportscaster who is suing the companies for discrimination, arguing it's too close to the upcoming trial date.

  • January 24, 2024

    NY AG, Ski Operator Move For Quick Wins In Antitrust Case

    New York enforcers and a Syracuse-area ski operator have both told a state court there's no need for trial in an antitrust case over the purchase and closure of a nearby resort, with the sides pushing opposing arguments about the ski market and the reach of state antitrust law.

  • January 24, 2024

    Tort Report: Helicopter Crash Settlement Sets US Record

    A key medical malpractice ruling issued by Ohio's top court and a record-setting helicopter crash settlement lead Law360's Tort Report, which compiles recent personal injury and medical malpractice news that may have flown under the radar.

  • January 24, 2024

    Litigation Funder Accuses Law Firm Of Fraudulent Home Sale

    Arguing for an early win on a claim of fraudulent transfer amid a $3 million fee suit against a New Jersey law firm, litigation funder Balanced Bridge Funding LLC is alleging Mitnick Law Office purchased, then sold a beach house at a discounted rate to principal Craig Mitnick during the firm's supposed insolvency in 2018.

  • January 24, 2024

    Bilt Rewards Valued At $3.1B After $200M Investment

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP-advised Bilt Rewards, an operator of rent-focused loyalty programs, announced Wednesday that a recent $200 million equity investment has skyrocketed the company's valuation to $3.1 billion, and that its board of directors has welcomed two new members with experience leading American Express and the NFL.

Expert Analysis

  • The NIL Legislation Race: CAEFA And Ted Cruz's Draft Bill

    Author Photo

    Christina Stylianou and Gregg Clifton at Lewis Brisbois compare legislation pertaining to the name, image and likeness rights of college student-athletes, including the College Athlete Economic Freedom Act and Sen. Ted Cruz's draft bill that would restrict an athlete's eligibility to compete if an NIL agreement violates their university's student code of conduct.

  • Twitter Legal Fees Suit Offers Crash Course In Billing Ethics

    Author Photo

    X Corp.'s suit alleging that Wachtell grossly inflated its fees in the final days of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition provides a case study in how firms should protect their reputations by hewing to ethical billing practices and the high standards for professional conduct that govern attorney-client relationships, says Lourdes Fuentes at Karta Legal.

  • Anticipating The Impact Of 2 Impending New Title IX Rules

    Author Photo

    Two major amendments to Title IX — which the U.S. Department of Education is expected to finalize next month — would substantially alter the process schools must use for sexual discrimination complaints and limiting student participation in athletics based on gender identity, says Rebecca Sha at Phelps Dunbar.

  • ABA's Money-Laundering Resolution Is A Balancing Act

    Author Photo

    While the American Bar Association’s recently passed resolution recognizes a lawyer's duty to discontinue representation that could facilitate money laundering and other fraudulent activity, it preserves, at least for now, the delicate balance of judicial, state-based regulation of the legal profession and the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship, say attorneys at Ballard Spahr.

  • Future Of NFTs Uncertain As SEC Takes Hawkish Approach

    Author Photo

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent and first non-fungible token enforcement action against Impact Theory raises questions about the future of digital assets and the SEC's broad interpretation of securities law, and there will be no safe space for digital assets until courts or Congress clarify the issue, says Alex More at Carrington Coleman.

  • Law Firm Professional Development Steps To Thrive In AI Era

    Author Photo

    As generative artificial intelligence tools rapidly evolve, professional development leaders are instrumental in preparing law firms for the paradigm shifts ahead, and should consider three strategies to help empower legal talent with the skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex technological landscape, say Steve Gluckman and Anusia Gillespie at SkillBurst Interactive.

  • Series

    In A 'Barbie' World: How To 'Grow Up' IP With Fan Creations

    Author Photo

    As seen with the recent popularity of the "Barbie" movie, adults are increasingly engaging with child-oriented intellectual property — and previous legal battles between toy-makers and entertainers over fan creations offer lessons in determining when to fight infringement and when to embrace expanded target audiences, says Seokin Yeh at Cole Schotz.

  • A Closer Look At Another HBCU Race Bias Suit Against NCAA

    Author Photo

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Academic Performance Program has become a lightning rod for scrutiny, as seen in the recently filed class action McKinney v. NCAA — where statistics in the complaint raise questions about the program's potential discriminatory impact on student-athletes at historically Black colleges and universities, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

  • 'Blind Side' Family Case Is A Cautionary Tale For Attorneys

    Author Photo

    Former NFL player Michael Oher's recent allegations against Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy that they never legally adopted him and tricked him into conservatorship — which paint a very different picture than the 2009 film "The Blind Side" — demonstrate the importance of attorney due diligence and safeguards against abuse of process, says Roland Weekley at Smith Gambrell.

  • The Basics Of Being A Knowledge Management Attorney

    Excerpt from Practical Guidance
    Author Photo

    Michael Lehet at Ogletree Deakins discusses the role of knowledge management attorneys at law firms, the common tasks they perform and practical tips for lawyers who may be considering becoming one.

  • To Hire And Keep Top Talent, Think Beyond Compensation

    Author Photo

    Firms seeking to appeal to sophisticated clients and top-level partners should promote mentorship, ensure that attorneys from diverse backgrounds feel valued, and clarify policies about at-home work, says Patrick Moya at Quaero Group.

  • Perspectives

    More States Should Join Effort To Close Legal Services Gap

    Author Photo

    Colorado is the most recent state to allow other types of legal providers, not just attorneys, to offer specific services in certain circumstances — and more states should rethink the century-old assumptions that shape our current regulatory rules, say Natalie Anne Knowlton and Janet Drobinske at the University of Denver.

  • Identifying Trends And Tips In Litigation Financing Disclosure

    Author Photo

    Growing interest and controversy in litigation financing raise several salient concerns, but exploring recent compelled disclosure trends from courts around the country can help practitioners further their clients' interests, say Sean Callagy and Samuel Sokolsky at Arnold & Porter.

  • The NIL Legislation Race: CAPCA And The PASS Act

    Author Photo

    Christina Stylianou and Gregg Clifton at Lewis Brisbois compare the College Athletes Protection and Compensation Act and the Protecting Athletes, Schools, and Sports Act — two of the latest bills introduced to federally regulate publicity rights for the name, image and likeness of college student-athletes.

  • Series

    The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Elrod On 'Jury Duty'

    Author Photo

    Though the mockumentary series “Jury Duty” features purposely outrageous characters, it offers a solemn lesson about the simple but brilliant design of the right to trial by jury, with an unwitting protagonist who even John Adams may have welcomed as an impartial foreperson, says Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod.

Want to publish in Law360?


Submit an idea

Have a news tip?


Contact us here
Can't find the article you're looking for? Click here to search the Sports & Betting archive.
Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!