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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...

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...

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...

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...

Moncrieffe and Olivas-Motta: Fourteen Crim/Imm Defenses in the Ninth Circuit

"Katherine Brady of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center wrote this advisory, updated as of May 24, 2013 . Thanks to the authors of the Moncrieffe Practice Advisory cited above, and especially to Dan Kesselbrenner, Norton Tooby, Isaac Wheeler, and Su Yon Yi. Mistakes belong to the author. Copyright...

Are Brady Violations Epidemic?

Judge Alex Kozinski (Wikipedia here ), of the Ninth Circuit, has a blistering dissent to the denial of rehearing en banc in an alleged Brady violation case. Brady v. Maryland , 373 U.S. 83 (1963), here , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], see also Giglio v. United States , 405 U...

District Court Case on Brady Obligations and Uncertain Legal Duty

The name of this case initially attracted me. United States v. Townsend , 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70656 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] (ED WA 2014), here . It turns out the defendant is no relation to me. But the case proved to have some interesting facets. The first is just an...

Randy Spencer’s Open Mic: The Coverage Opinions Interview With Tom Brady

For the past two weeks or so talk in the sports world has been dominated by one story – Deflate-gate. For the six people in America who do not know what this is, the New England Patriots were accused of using footballs, during the 2015 AFC Championship Game, that contained less air pressure than...