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NFLPA’s Legal Gymnastics Show On Display in Lane Johnson Lawsuit

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NFLPA Engages Legal Gymnastics to Avoid Scrutiny in Lane Johnson Lawsuit

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On Monday, NFLPA counsel responded to Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson’s opposition brief to their motion for summary judgment.  Johnson has been engaged in a two-year plus legal battle against the NFLPA and NFL, that began with a suspicious drug test and went downhill from there.

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Explosive Brief Puts Lane Johnson Back in the Game

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Lane Johnson Reenters the Game with Explosive Opposition Brief

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Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson found himself in the unenviable position of having most of his causes of action against the NFLPA dismissed in a lawsuit that has been waged for over two years.  Despite some disturbing pleadings regarding union misconduct and retaliation, Southern District of New York Judge Richard Sullivan denied Johnson’s motion for discovery and ordered him to respond to the NFLPA’s motion for summary judgment, which could put an end to his case.

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Court Denies Lane Johnson Discovery on Drug Testing; Will Eric Reid Fare Better?

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Two men are searching for the truth about the NFL/NFLPA drug testing program. Last week a federal court denied Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson’s discovery bid as Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid embarks on a quest of his own.

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Lane Johnson v NFLPA and Dent v NFL lawsuit updates

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And a quick update on the Dent v NFL painkiller lawsuit.  I’ll try to get a story out soon. (Click on the tweet to open the thread.) An amended complaint has been filed in the Dent v #NFL painkiller lawsuit in which the district court decision of dismissal was reversed by the 9th Circuit. Recap to …

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Will Lane Johnson Finally Be Able to Expose the NFLPA’s Spin?

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For nearly two years, Lane Johnson has been asking questions and is now waiting to see if the court will, at long last, grant his request for discovery. On November 28, Judge Richard Sullivan issued an order extending Johnson an invitation to reply to the NFLPA’s arguments, at which time he’ll consider the briefing on Johnson’s LMRDA claim complete. On December 3, Steve Zashin, Johnson’s attorney replied:

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Backdoor Deals and Secret Agreements between NFL and NFLPA Come into Focus as the Discovery Battle Unfolds in Lane Johnson’s Lawsuit

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‘Back Door Agreements Between NFLPA and NFL Emerge in Lane Johnson’s Lawsuit

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In a previous article I wrote, “The NFL and NFLPA are natural adversaries. Will the NFL become an ally to Johnson in the vein of “the enemy of your enemy is your friend” or will they assume an adversarial position against both Johnson and the union? Or will they ally themselves with their usual adversary to cover potential misdeeds of collaboration or collusion with the NFLPA?” It didn’t take long to get an answer. Both the NFL and NFLPA responded to Lane Johnson’s request for discovery and Judge Richard Sullivan’s order regarding the same, with a resounding “no!” It’s less than surprising they decided to choose the third option and unite against Johnson, who stands to reveal their alleged back-door collaboration.

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NFLPA Painkiller Grievance

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