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Wisconsin District Attorney Files Lawsuit Challenging Union Law
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) Republican lawmakers violated Wisconsin's open meetings law when they amended a contentious plan that bars most public employees from collective bargaining, a Madison prosecutor alleged in a lawsuit Wednesday. Dane County District... Read More

Wisconsin Judge Halts Implementation Of Bargaining Law
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) The showdown over Wisconsin's explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed... 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

Judge Dismisses 1 Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Union Law
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed one of three lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's divisive law restricting union bargaining rights, but left open the possibility it could be filed again with slightly different plaintiffs. Dane County... Read More

Football Players Head To Court As NFL Labor Talks Break Off
Posted on 14 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Unable to decide how to divvy up $9 billion a year, NFL owners and players put the country's most popular sport in limbo Friday by breaking off labor negotiations hours before their contract expired. The union decertified,... Read More

Wisconsin Judge Halts Gov. Scott Walker's Law Targeting Unions
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn't, halting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plans at least temporarily to cut most public workers' pay and strip... Read More

NFL Players Try To Pick Up Legal System On The Fly
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Vikings linebacker Ben Leber is fluent in zone dog blitzes and cover 2 dropbacks. When it comes to the legalese, however, that's another story. As the NFL labor fight moves from the mediation room to the court room, players are... Read More

Judge Block Contentious Wisconsin Union Law
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state's new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill. Lawmakers had... 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

Split U.S. High Court: Collective Bargaining Dispute Belongs In Court
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A dispute over the ratification date of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is for a court to decide, not an arbitrator, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 24 ( Granite Rock Co. v. International Brotherhood of... Read More