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|The NFL Goes Back to the Eighth Circuit|
Ryan G. Koopmans; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014The decades-old battle between the NFL and its players is returning to the Eighth Circuit this morning, when the NFL Players Association will ask a three-judge panel to reinstate its lawsuit against the teams and their owners for secretly setting a salary cap for the 2010 season, which was supposed...
|A Decade-Long Promotional Disaster|
Barry M. Benjamin, Jeremy A. Schachter; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 24, 2013Every now and then comes a glaring reminder that all promotions must be thoroughly vetted, their terms and conditions reviewed in detail, and any agencies and employees that are involved in carrying out and fulfilling the promotion trained and educated on how to do so.
|[A] Black [Suit] Is the New Yellow [Jersey]: Tracking Armstrong's Newfound Career as a...Professional Defendant?|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 2013In his neverending Trek through the courts, Lance Armstrong is facing a slew of suits following his dramatic admissions of doping to Oprah Winfrey. While past Tour de France champions like Eddy Merckx or Greg LeMond have left the sport in great esteem and started their own bicycle lines, Lance...
|Lessons of Litigation: Understanding the NFL Settlement|
David W. Lieberman; Day Pitney LLP;
October 24, 2013, previously published on October 23, 2013As you may have heard, the NFL recently agreed to pay $765 million to settle concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired players and their families, alleging the NFL deliberately concealed the risks of head trauma, leading to long-term damage for those who play the sport. While...
|$760 Million Settlement Reached in NFL Players Repetitive Head Trauma Class Action|
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
September 3, 2013, previously published on August 30, 2013The Class Action settlement announced today is the culmination of months of negotiations. It provides substantial compensation for seriously impaired retired players; medical evaluation for all players; and the right to file claims for 65 years in the event a player develops serious neurological...
|Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers|
Ranjan K. Agarwal, Amanda C. McLachlan; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 19, 2013, previously published on August 15, 2013In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Dennis v Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation marks the third...
|The Second Opinion: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses “Problem Gambler” Class Action|
Brandon Kain; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
August 5, 2013, previously published on August 2, 2013In an important new ruling released Wednesday, the Ontario Court of Appeal has declined to certify a class action by problem gamblers against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). The decision in Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2013 ONCA 501 marks only...
|White v. Hollister Co. Illustrates Importance of Individual Questions in Class Certification|
Molly T. Cusson, Thomas E. Gilbertsen, Ari N. Rothman; Venable LLP;
January 16, 2013, previously published on January 2013The California Court of Appeals January 3, 2013 decision in White v. Hollister Co. reversed and remanded the trial court’s opinion denying class certification to a class of consumers who claimed that defendant Hollister Co. (“Hollister”) refused to honor gift cards that failed to...
|Facebook Resolves User Right of Publicity Claims Concerning Sponsored Stories Advertising|
Barry M. Benjamin, Andrew I. Gerber; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
July 11, 2012, previously published on July 3, 2012Facebook recently settled a class-action lawsuit stemming from Facebook’s alleged unauthorized use of users’ photographs in ‘sponsored stories’ advertisements on its site. The class action plaintiffs alleged that Facebook’s use of their images in “Sponsored...
|Class Action Targets Facebook for In-App Purchases by Kids, May Fuel Interest in Mobile App Regulation|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Crystal N. Skelton; Keller and Heckman LLP;
April 23, 2012, previously published on April 19, 2012A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging that the company improperly made money off in-app "credits" that were purchased by minors. In Bohannon, et al. v. Facebook, Inc., No. 12-cv-01894 (N.D. Cal., March 8, 2012), the Plaintiff alleges that she gave her son...