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Kiffin Thinks Lawsuit Motivated By Location
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PASADENA, Calif. - (AP) Lane Kiffin thinks the Tennessee Titans' lawsuit against him and the University of Southern California is more about geography than coaching etiquette. Kiffin claimed he wasn't allowed to say much Thursday at the Pac-10... Read More

Appeals Court Rules Against Coach Leach In His Lawsuit
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LUBBOCK, Texas - (AP) A Texas appeals court threw out former coach Mike Leach's breach of contract claim against Texas Tech on Friday, though it said he could still pursue non-monetary claims against the school over his controversial 2009 firing... Read More

Indiana Builder Sues Charlie Weis Over Copyright Charge
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - (AP) A lawsuit alleges former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, his wife and a homebuilder violated copyright laws in constructing a house for developmentally disabled adults for a charity started by the couple. Garden Homes by... Read More

Civil Trial Over UCF Football Player's Death Begins Monday
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - (AP) A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a former University of Central Florida football player who died after an offseason workout more than three years ago is set to begin with jury selection Monday in Orlando. Nineteen... 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

Former NCAA Player’s Lawsuit Threatens Hollywood
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) There was a time when Sam Keller and his teammates couldn't wait to get their hands on Electronic Arts Inc.'s latest edition of NCAA Football, which included their team and images down to Keller's distinctive visor... Read More

NFL, Players Prepare To Take Conflict To Court
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The NFL lockout is about to head to court. With the lockout at three weeks and no end in sight, attorneys for the NFL and its locked-out players will go before a federal judge on Wednesday in the first round of their fight over the... Read More

Family Of Former Rebels' Player Sues Ole Miss
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) The family of a former Mississippi football player has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university, coach Houston Nutt and the NCAA. Bennie Abram was 20 years old when he collapsed during the first day of formal offseason... Read More

Players Call NFL A 'Cartel' In Court Filing
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a "cartel" in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout. In arguments filed in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court... 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

Ex-NFL Stars Sue Players Association
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Five retired players are suing the NFL Players Association in federal court, claiming the organization denied them and other former athletes lucrative royalties from licensing deals that used their images. The class-action lawsuit was... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Dallas Over Super Bowl XLV Seat Problems
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DALLAS - (AP) Football fans have filed a lawsuit accusing the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones of deceiving hundreds of people who bought Super Bowl tickets and had no seats, or got seats they felt were inadequate. The federal lawsuit... Read More

Former UNM asst. coach sues over altercation
Posted on 2 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) A former assistant football coach has sued the University of New Mexico and coach Mike Locksley over an altercation between the two men last year. J.B. Gerald filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque... Read More

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ESPN Sues Conference USA Over Fox Contract
Posted on 1 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) ESPN has sued Conference USA, accusing the league of violating their contract when it signed a new deal with Fox. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in New York seeks either damages of at least $21 million or for the conference... Read More

Former NFL Players Join Lockout Fight
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Four former NFL players, including Hall of Fame defensive end Carl Eller, sued the NFL on Monday in hopes of joining current players in their antitrust fight against the league. Eller, three-time All-Pro running back Priest Holmes and... Read More