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Vikings Vs. NFL Goes To Trial Today

MINNEAPOLIS – (AP) More than a year after two Minnesota Vikings sued the NFL over its anti-doping procedures, the closely watched case heads to trial Monday with sports leagues worried the outcome will hurt their ability to enforce drug policies across the country. Defensive tackles Kevin...

Court: NFL Is 32 Teams, Not Single Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday turned away the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection, ruling that the league can be considered 32 separate teams not one big business when it comes to selling branded items like jerseys and caps. The high court...

High Court: NFL Licensing Conduct Constitutes Concerted Action

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 Ltd. to use the NFL’s and teams’...

Duane Morris Adds Adam J. Taliaferro To Its Employment, Labor, Benefits, Immigration Practice

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 speaker, former Penn State University football...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Prominent Athletes Sue Financial Advisor, SunTrust Bank Alleging Ponzi Scheme Investments

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 several Ponzi schemes that ultimately resulted in...

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...

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...

NFL Concussion Class Action Settled

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 from the risks of concussions in football. The settlement...

Deflategate Update

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 Tom Brady for four games. The majority opinion was...