Going for the Green: Investors Seek Win in Second Circuit

In 2014, shareholders of the for-profit corporation Winged Foot Holding Company (WFHC) filed suit alleging the company had breached its fiduciary duty under New York Business Corporation Law Section 720 and unjustly enriched itself. This suit stems from the WFHC Directors’ 2013 extension of a 1947 lease agreement to use the golf club grounds. Under the lease agreement, the annual rental payment is $30,000.

In their complaint, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the shareholders alleged that WFHC’s …

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Second Circuit Throws Ex-NFL Player’s Marijuana De-Scheduling Lawsuit into Peril

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals told ex-NFL player Marvin Washington and other medical marijuana patients that it would not give them more time to ask the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to de-schedule marijuana.

In 2017, Washington and a group of cannabis patients sued then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, seeking marijuana legalization at the federal level. While numerous states have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana, it is still illegal under federal law, where it is classified as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin and LSD. …

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NFL Tells Ninth Circuit to End Painkiller Class Action Lawsuit

The NFL argued to the Ninth Circuit that the lawsuit from former players should be dismissed, as it was individual teams, not the league, that supplied the players with amphetamines and painkillers.

In 2014, former Chicago Bears players Richard Dent and Jim McMahon sued the NFL, claiming that teams frequently use opioids, anesthetics, and anti-inflammatory drugs like Toradol. They alleged that such drug use often does not require prescriptions and that the teams do not take into account medical history or potentially fatal interactions with …

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Plaintiff Drops out of NFL Apparel Antitrust Lawsuit

On Thursday, August 28, the lead plaintiff in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd., submitted a stipulation of voluntary dismissal with Judge Davila of the Northern District of California.

Patrick Dang, the lead plaintiff and class representative, has decided to withdraw from the lawsuit he waged against the NFL and Reebok citing health concerns that have begun in May of this year.  The stipulated agreement allows for a withdrawal of plaintiff Dang and a dismissal of his individual claims without prejudice and without an …

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