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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

Deflategate Update
Posted on 29 Apr 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

On April 25, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a judgment from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that vacated an arbitration award suspending New England Patriots quarterback... 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

NFL Concussion Class Action Settled
Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

On April 22, 2015, Federal District Judge Anita B. Brody approved a class action settlement that resolves lawsuits brought against the National Football League (NFL) by former players who alleged that the NFL failed to inform them of and protect them... 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

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

Prominent Athletes Sue Financial Advisor, SunTrust Bank Alleging Ponzi Scheme Investments
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Jordan D. Maglich

Several prominent athletes, including a newly-minted gold medalist member of the U.S. Olympic Soccer Team, have sued their former financial advisor and his employer, SunTrust Bank ("SunTrust"), alleging that they were unwitting investors in... Read More

75 NFL Retirees Sue League Over Concussions
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Mark Duper, Ottis Anderson and 73 other former players sued the National Football League, claiming it concealed information about the danger of concussions for decades. The negligence, fraud and liability suit was filed Tuesday in Los... 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

Ottis Anderson To Be Removed From Lawsuit Against NFL
Posted on 25 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Former NFL running back Ottis Anderson won't be listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the league after what his representative and a lawyer handling the case call a misunderstanding. Anderson was one of 75 retired players named... Read More

NFL Retirees File Complaint Against Players, NFL
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) While NFL owners and players appear to be inching toward a resolution of the league's long lockout, a group of retired players is clamoring to be more involved in the discussions. The group filed a class-action complaint against... Read More