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NFL Wins Permanent Stay

The NFL has won another round in its ongoing battle with its League’s players. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on May 16th that the NFL’s lockout of players should remain in place until a full hearing on the legality of the lockout is heard before the Court on June 3rd. In rendering the 2-1 decision, Judges … Continue reading NFL Wins Permanent Stay
May 17, 2011

NFL Players Ask For $707 Million In TV Damages

A minimum of $707 million in damages is what the NFL players have requested for their claim against the League and its $4 billion worth of broadcast contracts. Federal District Court Judge David Doty has reserved his opinion on the damage request. During a two hour hearing during which attorneys for the League and the … Continue reading NFL Players Ask For $707 Million In TV Damages
May 13, 2011

NFL Lockout Back, Case In Appeals Court

As quickly as NFL players began to return to their training complexes and open the pages of their 2011 play books, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in St. Louis, issued an “administrative stay” of Judge Susan Nelson’s April 26th order, which means the NFL lockout is back. Judge Nelson’s ruling struck down the lockout … Continue reading NFL Lockout Back, Case In Appeals Court
May 5, 2011

For Now, NFL Allows Players Return To Facilities

The NFL will allow players to return to their training facilities following Judge Susan Nelson’s decision to deny the NFL’s request for a stay of her ruling that the owners’ lockout of the players was in violation of antitrust law (Read Judge Nelson’s order).  Judge Nelson stated, “This court need not address the matter further … Continue reading For Now, NFL Allows Players Return To Facilities
April 29, 2011

NFL Lockout Lifted, Players Look To Return To Work As NFL Seeks Stay

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson has ruled, siding with the players in Brady v. NFL case and granting a preliminary injunction lifting the NFL owners nearly seven week long lockout (Judge Nelson’s full opinion). The judge sided with the players because the lockout “would continue to inflict irreparable harm upon them” and their careers while the … Continue reading NFL Lockout Lifted, Players Look To Return To Work As NFL Seeks Stay
April 26, 2011

Early MLB Agreements Bode Well For Future Labor Peace

Major League Baseball and its Players Association have reached two unprecedented accords on concussion protocols and pension revisions for a limited group of its retired players. While the NFL and its players are embroiled in a legal battle in federal court and the NBA and its players appear headed in the same direction, the working … Continue reading Early MLB Agreements Bode Well For Future Labor Peace
April 20, 2011

NFL Parties Ordered to Return to Mediation

In what National Football League players view as a victory, the U. S. District Court Judge Susan Nelson has ordered the NFL and the legal representatives of the players who initiated a legal action against the League to participate in court-supervised mediation. The mediation will begin on April 14th before Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan … Continue reading NFL Parties Ordered to Return to Mediation
April 12, 2011

NCAA Football Powerhouses Reinforce Agent Policies

The elimination of the National Football League Player Association’s regulatory authority over agents following the union’s decertification has prompted several states and universities to take a closer look at their laws and rules to ensure maximum protection for their student-athletes. At the university level, in communications to all agents who served as Certified Contract Advisors … Continue reading NCAA Football Powerhouses Reinforce Agent Policies
April 8, 2011

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