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- Sports News for the Week of October 15thBy Bennett Liebman U.S. women's soccer hid issues for NWSL to succeed, says O'Reilly, https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/us-womens-soccer-hid-issues-nwsl-succeed-says-oreilly-2021-10-09/ Women's soccer reminds us of the fragile state of professional women's sports, https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/women-s-soccer-reminds-us-fragile-state-professional-women-s-n1281121 Abuse Scandal Rocks…
- Theater News for the Week of October 15thBy Bennett Liebman A Racial Reckoning Is Underway in Theater. Where Is the Gender Reckoning?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/opinion/theater-race-gender.html Cheerleading for the arts, https://www.wamc.org/arts-culture/2021-10-10/cheerleading-for-the-arts Maverick Threatens To Foreclose On Historic East Village theater, https://therealdeal.com/2021/10/14/hardball-lender-maverick-seeks…
- DOJ Tells 2nd Circ. FIFA, US Soccer Pleading Standard WrongThe U.S. Department of Justice told the Second Circuit a lower court set the bar too high when it found that a sports promoter must show an "agreement to agree" between FIFA and U.S. Soccer before it can allege an antitrust violation preventing the promoter from hosting games in the U.S.
- Polo Star Wants Court To Block Sales Of Cloned HorseAn Argentine polo star renewed his request Friday for a Florida federal court to block a Texas geneticist from cloning his horse and selling it, arguing that discovery has produced new information about the geneticist's plans to sell more clones.
- Imminent NFL Race-Norming Deal To Be Sealed, For NowThe anticipated agreement on how to remove controversial use of race-based norms from the NFL concussion settlement is nearing finalization, but it will be kept under seal, at least for now, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Friday after a request from the league, concussion class counsel Chris Seeger of Seeger Weiss LLP and attorneys for two Black former players.
- Hockey Fan Hit By Puck At MSG Can't Sue NHL, RangersMadison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the NHL ducked a suit Thursday from a fan struck by an errant puck when a New York state appeals court affirmed that the venue had gone far enough to protect the fan.
- 3 Firms Construct SPAC Deal For $2.6B Philippines CasinoThe parent of Philippines-based casino and luxury resort Okada Manila will merge with a special-purpose acquisition vehicle in a transaction that features an enterprise value of $2.6 billion and was built by Baker McKenzie, Milbank and Schulte Roth, the companies said Friday.
- 49ers Stadium Contractor To Pay Team $6M For ADA LiabilityThe general contractor for Levi's Stadium has agreed to pay $6 million to the San Francisco 49ers for its alleged role in building a purported "disability access nightmare," two years after the NFL team inked a $24 million Americans with Disabilities Act class settlement over the venue.
- Tether To Pay CFTC $41M Over Stablecoin Reserve ClaimsThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Friday that Tether will pay $41 million to resolve allegations that it misled the market about its namesake stablecoin being "fully-backed" by U.S. dollars.