Elliot Peters of Keker & Van Nest asked a federal judge in D.C. to dismiss the government's fraud case against the famed cyclist, arguing prosecutors failed to meet deadlines to file their claims.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has signed off on a $50 million settlement reached with the National Football League while castigating former pro football players who deemed the deal inadequate. Debvoise & Plimpton and Faegre Baker Daniels represented the NFL.
The National Football League and its lawyers at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison reached a $765 million agreement on Thursday with retired players who accused the league of hiding the dangers of brain injuries.
The Second Circuit on Friday vacated a lower court ruling that the collective bargaining agreement between players and owners preempts New York state law on workers' compensation. The unanimous decision allows owners to continue withholding workers' comp benefits that the players' union says its injured members are entitled to.