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Another Lawsuit Targets NFL, Dallas Cowboys Over 'Phantom' Super Bowl Seats
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

Action filed to represent fans who didn't get what they paid for DALLAS - Two Green Bay Packers fans on Feb. 9 filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the National Football League , the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys Stadium, saying that they... Read More

Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys, NFL Sued Over Super Bowl Ticket Snafus
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Gregg Lawson

DALLAS - A class action lawsuit was filed Feb. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division alleging breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices by Jerry Jones, the National Football League, the Dallas Cowboys... Read More

Duane Morris Adds Adam J. Taliaferro To Its Employment, Labor, Benefits, Immigration Practice
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - Duane Morris LLP has announced that Adam J. Taliaferro has joined the firm's Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice as an associate in its Cherry Hill, N.J., office. The addition to the firm of the well-known motivational... Read More

Football Hall Of Famers, Dallas Ring Of Honor Recipients Bring Lawsuit Against NFL
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Lawsuit States Multiple Concussions Cause Dementia, Permanent Brain Injuries HOUSTON - Twenty-eight former NFL players on April 24 filed a personal injury lawsuit in Houston, home of the Houston Texans, claiming the NFL has purposefully attempted to... Read More

Retired NFL Player Fred Barnett Files Class Action Lawsuit To Protect Retiree Images
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by Travis Burchart

Sports Illustrated called NFL Films "the most effective propaganda organ in the history of corporate America." Whether that's true or not, retired NFL player, Fred Barnett, thinks the NFL and NFL Films is, at the very least, an effective... Read More

Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To NFL Brain-Injury Settlement
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Maureen McGuire

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 7 preliminarily approved a settlement between the National Football League and retired players claiming football-related brain injuries ( In Re: National Football League Players’... Read More

Super Bowl of Sour Grapes
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

A federal lawsuit brought after Super Bowl XLVIII, which was held in New Jersey in 2014, was recently dismissed for lack on standing on the part of plaintiffs. Named plaintiffs, Josh Finkelman and Ben Hoch-Parker, wanted to attend the 2014 Super Bowl... Read More

Patriots Quarterback’s 4-Game ‘Deflategate’ Suspension Lifted By New York Federal Judge
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In an opinion issued on September 3, 2015, Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated New England Patriots quarterback’s Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. The suspension was imposed following... Read More

Judge Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Christopher Bauer

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the National Football League concussion injury multidistrict litigation issued an order Jan. 14 denying a motion seeking preliminary approval of a previously announced proposed... Read More

High Court: NFL Licensing Conduct Constitutes Concerted Action
Posted on 24 May 2010 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 24 unanimously held that conduct by the National Football League, its 32 teams and the clubs’ wholly owned licensing company in granting an exclusive license to Reebok International... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Ponders Fan Suit Over Jets-Pats Spygate
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA – (AP) The New England Patriots could find themselves defending a lawsuit by NFL fans miffed about their secret videotaping of signals from New York Jets coaches. The NFL bans such videotaping and issued $750,000 in fines against the... Read More

Cleveland Browns Fan Sues Over NFL Lockout
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) A Cleveland Browns fan sued the National Football league and its teams over the player lockout, claiming it violated his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license.Ken Lanci, a self-made millionaire who ran unsuccessfully... Read More

Judge Sets April 6 Hearing For Antitrust Lawsuit Against NFL
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) A request by NFL players to keep the league and its teams from locking them out will be heard by a federal judge on April 6 the first time the two sides will be in a courtroom since the labor pact fell apart. U.S. District Judge Susan... Read More

Federal Judge Orders NFL, Players To Try Mediation Again
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (AP) The federal judge handling the lawsuit against the NFL ordered the sides to participate in court-supervised mediation, while saying Monday she still is considering whether to grant the players' request for a preliminary injunction... Read More

Column: Greed Is Root Cause Of Super Bowl Seating Debacle
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Negotiations toward a new NFL labor contract resumed Wednesday in the nation's capital in what had to be a good sign for players fearful of losing their fat paychecks. There was no immediate word on how much progress was made in the second bargaining... Read More