Olympic Dream Dashed

Huntington Beach police officers are entitled to qualified immunity on claims brought against them by a long-distance runner who said they deprived him of a chance to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio by causing an injury to his knee when they slammed him to the ground while he was recording their interaction with his brother, the Ninth Circuit ruled.  

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Judge Rejects Equal-Pay Claims by US Women’s Soccer Team

The U.S. Women’s soccer team’s gender discrimination lawsuit deflated Friday when a federal judge in Los Angeles granted U.S. Soccer Federation summary judgment, finding women earned more in cumulative pay and rejecting claims women would have earned more under the men’s team’s pay structure.

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Tattoos

A federal judge in New York ruled in favor of a video game developer in a copyright infringement suit brought by a company that claimed to own tattoo designs on certain basketball players – including LeBron James – whose images were featured in its games. The court ruled that tattooists granted the players “nonexclusive licenses” to use the tattoos as part of their likenesses.

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Vanessa Bryant Sues Helicopter Owner Over Crash That Killed Kobe, Others

As thousands gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to celebrate NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others who died in a helicopter crash last month, Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter.

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