Fort Myers lawyer will umpire Super Bowl 50February 3, 2016

Jeff Rice, a longtime Fort Myers resident, will be on the field for Super Bowl 50 as an umpire. Rice, 65 and an attorney for a Fort Myers law firm, will officiate a Super Bowl for the third time, having been a part of Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002 in New Orleans, where the New England …

NJ Sports Betting Could be Helped by Nevada RulingOctober 26, 2015

NJ sports betting: Nevada’s recent crackdown on fantasy sports operations could have a beneficial effect on New Jersey’s latest bid to legalize sports betting. The lawyers said the major sports leagues—the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League—may find it more difficult to argue that sports betting …

Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registrationJuly 9, 2015

Redskins trademark: On Wednesday, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ordered the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, upholding an earlier decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In its lawsuit to overturn the Appeal Board’s ruling, “the team argued that cancellation of its trademark infringed on its free-speech rights,” …

Will Boston or MLB be liable for injured Red Sox fan?June 9, 2015

“Be alert for foul balls and bats.” The sign you see at any MLB ballpark will make it difficult for Tonya Carpenter to hold the Boston Red Sox or Major League Baseball liable for her injuries. Carpenter was the injured Red Sox fan that suffered serious injuries and were considered life-threatening when she was struck by …

American Pharoah owner Zayat faces $10M lawsuitJune 4, 2015

On Tuesday, the owner of American Pharoah, who hopes to claim the Triple Crown this weekend in New York, was hit with a $10 million libel lawsuit. The suit was field by the lawyer for a convicted felon who claims Zayat left him with the $1.65 million tab for a gambling debt. Zayat has claimed this is …