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  • Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • NFL could use a history lesson on would-be team owner Donald Trump

    NFL could use a history lesson on would-be team owner Donald Trump
    I'm all for Donald Trump owning another football team, but only if the NFL is looking at developmental-league expansion in, say, Crimea. Trump says he's actually interested in taking over Buffalo which, frankly, is not far enough upwind from the stench....
  • Comcast-TWC Merger Faces Another Congressional Panel

    Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable comes before another congressional panel on Thursday, as a House Judiciary subcommittee hears from a series of witnesses on whether the massive transaction should get the greenlight from federal regulators....
  • Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses

    Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses
    The proposed mega-merger of two of the world's leading advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group of New York and Publicis Groupe of Paris -- has collapsed. Late Thursday, the two companies announced the termination of their proposed marriage, which...
  • How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich

     How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich
    Imagine famous football coaches and professional athletes taking a 50% salary cut. University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban's annual salary would be a mere $3.5 million or so. Angels baseball star Albert Pujols would earn just $8 million a year....
  • Google and online privacy: Cut that link

    Google and online privacy: Cut that link
    You had a run-in with the taxman more than a decade ago, as a result of which your house was put up for auction. Though the issue was resolved long ago, an online search of your name still yields the information. Should the search-engine service be...
  • Has the NCAA gotten the message yet?

    Has the NCAA gotten the message yet?
    It’s not a matter of whether the NCAA is in trouble.  It’s a matter of whether it’s smart enough to limit the damage before college sports as we know it gets obliterated. The smart guys in the business and legal offices need to...
  • Attorney says forced sale of Clippers could prompt antitrust lawsuit

    Attorney says forced sale of Clippers could prompt antitrust lawsuit
    Cari Grieb, a professor of sports law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, said Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no recourse to fight the lifetime ban issued by the NBA on Tuesday because of language that exists in his franchise agreement with...
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...