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Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys, NFL Sued Over Super Bowl Ticket Snafus

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 Football Club and related defendants in connection...

Lawsuit Filed In Dallas Over Super Bowl XLV Seat Problems

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 filed Tuesday in Dallas alleges breach of contract...

Another Lawsuit Targets NFL, Dallas Cowboys Over 'Phantom' Super Bowl Seats

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 were denied their dream of attending Sunday's...

Column: Greed Is Root Cause Of Super Bowl Seating Debacle

(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 session in five days. Full version available...

Displaced Super Bowl Fans Get More Time To Mull NFL Offers

DALLAS - (AP) A Dallas judge has given fans who found they had no seats at the Super Bowl more time to consider the NFL's offers of compensation. U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn ruled Monday that the NFL should provide a "limited" time extension for displaced fans to consider their...

Football Players Head To Court As NFL Labor Talks Break Off

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, and 10 players, including MVP quarterbacks Tom Brady...

Judge Sets April 6 Hearing For Antitrust Lawsuit Against NFL

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 Richard Nelson. . . . Full version available to...

NFL Players Try To Pick Up Legal System On The Fly

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 trying to learn the ins and outs of filing a lawsuit...

Cleveland Browns Fan Sues Over NFL Lockout

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 last year for the top county government job in...

Former NFL Players Join Lockout Fight

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 ex-players Obafemi Ayanbadejo and Ryan Collins...

NFL, Players Prepare To Take Conflict To Court

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 future. . . . Full version available to lexis.com...

Jets Respond To Lawsuit Over Alleged Favre Texts

NEW YORK - (AP) Two massage therapists who say the New York Jets blacklisted them for objecting to randy text messages from former quarterback Brett Favre are overplaying their ties to the team, the Jets say in court documents. Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo worked for the team on a combined...

Federal Judge Orders NFL, Players To Try Mediation Again

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 to lift the lockout. U.S. District Judge Susan...

Players Call NFL A 'Cartel' In Court Filing

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 of Appeals, just minutes before Friday's midnight...

Displaced Super Bowl Fans Seeking Lost Income

DALLAS - (AP) Super Bowl ticket-holders suing over the seating fiasco at Cowboys Stadium in February say they should be compensated for lost income on top of the other expenses they incurred. The argument was part of a court filing Tuesday in response to a motion from the NFL. . . . Full version available...

NFL Retirees File Complaint Against Players, NFL

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 the owners and current players in federal court Monday...

Retired NFL Player Fred Barnett Files Class Action Lawsuit To Protect Retiree Images

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 organ for false endorsement and misappropriation...

75 NFL Retirees Sue League Over Concussions

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 Angeles Superior Court. Many players' wives...

Ottis Anderson To Be Removed From Lawsuit Against NFL

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 in the suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior...

Current, Former Football Players Sue NFL Over Concussions

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Six former players and one current player have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of training players to hit with their heads, failing to properly...

Football Hall Of Famers, Dallas Ring Of Honor Recipients Bring Lawsuit Against NFL

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 hide a well-known link between concussions and permanent...

Judge Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement

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 $760 million class action settlement ( In re...

Federal Judge Gives Preliminary Approval To NFL Brain-Injury Settlement

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’ Concussion Injury Litigation , MDL Docket...

Patriots Quarterback’s 4-Game ‘Deflategate’ Suspension Lifted By New York Federal Judge

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 an investigation initiated by the NFL concerning...

Super Bowl of Sour Grapes

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. Finkelman bought two tickets on the resale market...