The owners bear most of this blame. That much has to be said at the start. This was their game of running players off the road as they tried to get out of harm's way. The players offered concession after concession -- a 7-percent reduction of their share of basketball-related income that would have nearly wiped out the league's purported $300 million in annual losses, changes to the system that would further improve the economics and a season to be had as long as that was actually the goal.
The uncertain future of the troubled Dodgers baseball team continued Thursday when a Los Angeles County judge canceled a one-day trial that ultimately was supposed to determine whether the team was community property in the divorce between owner Frank McCourt and wife Jamie.
Athletes have trophies, gunslingers have notches, and David Boies has his wine cellars. The corridors en route are lined with framed headlines of his courtroom conquests. "The man who ate Microsoft!" proclaimed Vanity Fair; "Westy raised the white flag!" announced the New York Post, after Gen. William Westmoreland withdrew his libel suit against 60 Minutes. The climate-controlled cellars themselves, beneath his Georgian mansion in the northern suburbs of New York City, are stocked with 10,000 bottles of Bordeaux and California reds -- the evident spoils of success. But, as he tells you in a favorite tale, his beloved wine also becomes a reminder of what's made him the nonpareil lawyer of his time.
The thing that is hard to miss in Ted Olson's Washington office are the quills. They're in a mug, all 56 of them, each commemorating an appearance before the Supreme Court. In many of those cases, he was the standard bearer for conservatives. And a successful one; he won 44 times.
Opponents of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages launched a new court challenge Wednesday, led by lawyers who were on opposite sides of the case that settled the 2000 presidential race.
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the legendary former chief executive of AIG, declined to answer questions Saturday from the New York Attorney General's office about his role in a controversial transaction between AIG and another insurer. Instead, Greenberg invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, his defense lawyer confirmed.
On Sept. 11 of this year, an eerie morning stillness envelops lower Manhattan as a deep-blue Mercedes sedan pulls up alongside the state courthouse building on the outskirts of Chinatown. A spry, gray-haired man in a dark suit emerges from the car. He strides to a back entrance, too preoccupied to notice the small cluster of elderly Chinese Americans doing tai chi.
The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications will hear arguments Monday afternoon on whether to appoint a special examiner to explore an alleged conflict of interest that led the cable provider to fire famed litigator David Boies and his firm last August.
The law firm of prominent attorney David Boies has stepped down as special counsel for Adelphia Communications Corp. after the cable company discovered business ties between his family members and a document processing company working for Adelphia, a news report said Tuesday.