Judge Rules Three Chicago Bears Players Violated Contract by Seeking Workers Comp Benefits in California

Judge Rules Three Chicago Bears Players Violated Contract by Seeking Workers Comp Benefits in California

Judge Elaine Bucklo of the United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that three former players with the Chicago Bears must pursue their workers' compensation claims with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, rather than filing their claims in California, where benefits are more generous. The players and the NFL Players Association had argued that the decision of the arbitrator was contrary to California public policy. Read more from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Download a free copy of Judge Bucklo's decision in The Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc., and National Football League Management Counsel v. Michael Haynes, Joe Odom, Cameron Worrell and National Football League Players Association, No. 11 C 2668, United States Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (9-13-2011).

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