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The Docket for February 2020

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The Docket strives to keep you informed of current proceedings in numerous sports law cases.  Because we can’t possibly cover all of the important cases to watch, and not all of them find their way into The Blitz, we’re adding documents as we check the various court dockets we track, organized by month.  Since the courts never take a break, this page will be perpetually updated so bookmark it and check back frequently.  You can also contribute your own sports law documents by using the form at the bottom of the page.  Since Advocacy for Fairness in Sports primarily tracks cases on the federal docket, we especially appreciate your state law contributions.

(Note: the February Docket, as our initial Docket launch contains case files from mid-January through February to provide a bit of continuity.  Beginning in March, the Docket calendar will reflect only the title month’s filings. Key: yellow highlights indicate a new lawsuitgreen highlights denote a legal opinion or orderpink highlights denote petition for writ of certiorari, and  red signals a non-court document.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

Date

Document 

Case/Contributor 

02/24/2020 Vanessa Bryant v Island Express Helicopters Civil Complaint Vanessa Bryant v Island Express Helicopters
Superior Court for the State of California
County of Los Angeles
Wrongful deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, negligence
Submitted by AFFIS
02/24/2020 1280 0 Order Accepting Magistrate Judge’s Determination Regarding Attorney Fees and Staying Issuance Pending Mandate on Cross-Appeal Alston v NCAA (In Re National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation)
Northern District of California
4:14-md-02541-CW
antitrust/amateurism
Submitted by AFFIS
02/18/2020 1279 000 Defendants Opposition to Award of Plaintiffs Attorney Fees
02/24/2020 072 0 Joint Status Report James Buckley v NFL
Southern District of New York
1:18-cv-03309
NFL Security Officers Age Discrimination
Submitted by AFFIS
02/21/2020 294 000 DEFENDANT USAT’S MOTION to DISMISS PLAINTIFFS’ THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT Heidi Gilbert v USA Taekwondo
District of Colorado
1:18-cv-00981
sexual abuse
Submitted by AFFIS
02/21/2020 Angela Gubala v Lemieux Group/Pittsburgh Penguins Civil Lawsuit Angela Gubala v. Lemieux Group/Pittsburgh Penguins
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Western District of Pennsylvania
2:20-cv-00268
Employment/sex discrimination
Submitted by AFFIS
02/21/2020 173 000 PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE of ERRATA RE the DECLARATION of DIANA HUGHES LEIDEN in SUPPORT of PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION for PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT

173 001-173 Exhibit 1 DEPOSITION of TOM KING

Alex Morgan et al (Rapinoe) v United Soccer Federation, Inc.
California Central District 2:19-cv-01717(Equal pay)
Contributed by AFFIS
02/21/2020 172 000 Certificate of Service for Documents Filed Under Seal
02/20/2020 171 000 DEFENDANT’S NOTICE of MOTION and MOTION for SUMMARY JUDGMENT on PLAINTIFFS’ CLAIMS

171 001-171 078 Exhibits can be viewed in our Document Cloud case folder pages 13-20

02/20/2020 170 000 PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE of MOTION and MOTION for PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT; MEMORANDUM of POINTS & AUTHORITIES in SUPPORT

170 001-170 042 Exhibits can be viewed in our Document Cloud case folder pages 8-12

02/20/2020 169 000 Sealed Declaration in Support of Summary Judgment
02/20/2020 168 000 PLAINTIFFS’ UNOPPOSED APPLICATION to FILE UNDER SEAL

168 001-009 Exhibits can be viewed in our Document Cloud case folder pages 7-8

02/20/2020 167 000 PLAINTIFFS’ NOTICE of MOTION and MOTION to EXCLUDE DEFENDANT’S EXPERT TESTIMONY; MEMORANDUM of POINTS and AUTHORITIES in SUPPORT

167 001-167 008 Exhibits can be viewed in our Document Cloud case folder pages 6-7

02/13/2020 166 000 Order Partially Granting Stipulation to Expand Page Limits
02/12/2020 USMT Statement in Support of USWT
02/12/2020 165 0 JOINT STIPULATION to EXPAND PAGE LIMITS for SUMMARY JUDGMENT and DAUBERT MOTIONS
02/06/2020 164 0 ORDER GRANTING STIPULATION to SET the DEPOSITIONS of VISA U S A INC.
02/06/2020 163_0-Civil Minutes of Telephonic Discovery Conference
02/21/2020 345 000 JPML Conditional Transfer Order IN RE: NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STUDENT−ATHLETE CONCUSSION INJURY LITIGATION 
Northern District of Illinois 1:16-cv-08727  MDL 2492
02/21/2020 081 000 Notice Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time Granted Montador Estate v NHL Northern District of Illinois
1:15:-cv-10989
(Brain Injury)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/20/2020 080 000 Notice of Plaintiff’S Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time
02/20/2020 079 000 Plaintiff’S Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time
02/19/2020 078 000 Minute Entry 02-19-2020 Discovery Schedule Set
02/14/2020 076 000 Joint Motion to Modify Discovery Schedule
02/07/2020 074 000 Minute Entry Motion for Time Extension Granted
02/06/2020 072 000 Montador Motion for Extension of Time to Reply to Motion for SJ (Requested due-date Feb. 21)
02/05/2020 071-000-Motion to Transfer Denied
01/22/2020 069-000-Motion to Reassign Case and Consolidate With Carcillo

069-001-Exhibit A-Tranfer Order to Minnesota MDL

069-002-Exhibit B Notice of Carcillo Transfer to ND Illinois

069-003-Exhibit C-Carcillo Boynton Complaint

069-004-Exhibit D-NHL Answer to Carcillo

069-005-Exhibit E-Civil Docket for Carcillo

069-006-Exhibit F-2012 Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

069-007-Exhibit G 2016-Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

02/20/2020 269 000 Avenatti Letter Re Homes Notes

269 001 Homes Notes of March 19 2019 Meeting With Avenatti and Geragos

United States v Michael Avenatti
Southern District of New York
1:19-cr-00373-PGG
Nike extortion)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/20/2020 268 000 Avenatti Letter Re PowerPoint Presentation

268 001 Avenatti PowerPoint Presentation 

268 002 Defense Summation

02/14/2020 265 001 Sentencing Hearing Set for 6/17/2020 at 4 pm
02/14/2020 265 000 Verdict
02/14/2020 264 000 Avenatti Letter Regarding Jury Instruction on ‘State of Mind’ Exhibits.
02/12/2020 263 000 USA Letter Regarding Jury Instruction as to Text Messages
02/12/2020 262 000 Verdict Form
02/12/2020 261 000 Final Jury Instruction
02/12/2020 259 000 Avenatti Letter Regarding Jury Instruction
02/11/2020 258 000 Jury Instructions Initial
02/12/2020 253 000 Avenatti Letter Regarding Defense Exhibits
02/08/2020 254 000 ORDER Granting Motions to Quash
02/08/2020 252 000 USA Letter Opposing Avenatti Defenses
02/07/2020 246 000 Slusher (Nike) Letter Motion to Quash
02/06/2020 244 000 Government Letter Requesting Use of Summary Chart
02/06/2020 243 000 Avenatti Letter Requesting Use of Auerbach Franklin Text Messages
02/05/2020 242 000 Avenatti Letter Regarding Fed Rules of Evidence 803(3)
02/05/2020 241 000 Letter Regarding Avenatti’s Receivership
02/03/2020 238 000 Letter Motion by Govt Opposing Motion to Suppress Bar Information
02/02/2020 234 000 Avenatti Letter Motion to Suppress Bar Ethics Exhibits
02/20/2020 075 000 Notice of PreDiscovery Conference Kelli Ewen v NHL
Central District of California 2:19-cv-03656
02/20/2020 Proposed NFL-NFLPA CBA Fact Sheet Summary
(Note: This summary can’t possibly reflect the significant details in the CBA that will almost certainly come back to bite players if they accept it.
Submitted By AFFIS by AFFIS
02/19/2020 11006 0 Lubel Opposition to Seeger’s 4th Verified Fee Petition NFL Concussion Settlement
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2:12-cv-02323-AB
Submitted by AFFIS
02/18/2020 11002 0 NFL Opposition to Fleishman  [AG] Motion for Indicative Ruling
02/05/2020 10986 0 4th Verified Fee Petition for Seeger Weiss
02/03/2020 10985-0-Plaintiff AG’s Motion for an Indicative Ruling Under FRCP 62(1)
10985_1-Memorandum of Law in Support of Indicative Ruling
10985_2-Declaration of Wendy Fleishman
01/27/2020 10973-0-Show Cause Order Re Amon Gordon Rule 60 Motion
01/27/2020 10974_0-Order Scheduling Hearing for Class Counsel’s Motion For Approval of Education Fund Programs
01/10/2020 Rules Governing Third-Party Funder Voluntary Compromise Process
(This slid in off the radar and court docket and was quietly posted to the settlement website.)
02/19/2020 122 000 Alston Supplemental Brief IN RE  NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ATHLETIC GRANT-IN-AID CAP ANTITRUST LITIGATION (Alston)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Nos. 19-15566, 19-15662
Contributed by AFFIS
02/19/2020 120 000 NCAA Supplemental Brief
02/12/2020 113 Plaintiffs-Appellees Reply Brief on Cross-Appeal
02/10/2020 108 0 Order Scheduling Oral Arguments for March 9
02/19/2020 2020-02-19 Opinion and Order re Charles Oakley v James Dolan Charles Oakley v. James Dolan
Southern District of New York
1:17-cv-06903
Defamation
Submitted by AFFIS
(Opinion Only)
02/19/2020 062 000 DEFENDANT UNITED STATES OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE’S RESPONSE in SUPPORT of MAGISTRATE JUDGE TAFOYA’S RECOMMENDATION to DISMISS ACTION Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. v. United States Olympic Committee
District of Colorado 1:19-cv-01231
(Note: This case mirrors the NFL insurers’ case seeking to learn what the NFL knew about brain injury. In this case, the insurer is seeking to know what USOC knew about the sexual abuse of its athletes.)
02/06/2020 060 000 PLAINTIFF’S OBJECTION to RECOMMENDATION of MAGISTRATE JUDGE
02/18/2020 Game Plan, Inc v Uninterrupted, Lebron James, Nike Complaint Game Plan, Inc v Uninterrupted, Lebron James, Nike
District of Columbia
1:20-cv-00455
Intellectual Property
Submitted by AFFIS
02/18/2020 Order Compelling Hoops Trial Docs David Beaty v Kansas Athletics
District of Kansas
2:19-cv-02137
Breach of Employment Contract
Submitted by AFFIS
02/17/2020 098_0-Plaintiff’s Response to Stryker Motion to Compel Ryan Claridge v I-Flow Corp
District of Nevada
2:18-cv-01654
Product Liability
Submitted by AFFIS
02/14/2020 084 000 Pruitt Motion to Amend Conditions of Pre Trial Release U.S. v Robert McCune et al
Eastern District of Kentucky
5:19-cr-00206-KKC-MAS
(Retired NFL Players charged with healthcare fraud)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/14/2020 084 001 Exhibit Disability Attorney Letter
02/03/2020 083 000 Order for Re Arraignment of Ceandris Brown
02/03/2020 082 000 Brown Motion for Re Arraignment
02/03/2020 081 000 Order Extending Time to File Butler Defense Motions to 3/2
01/30/2020 079 000 Agreed Protective Order
01/27/2020 078-000 Pruitt Plea Agreement
078-001<-Attachment 1 Factual Basis
01/27/2020 077-000-Order Scheduling Sentencing for Pruitt
01/27/2020 076_000-MINUTE ENTRY for REARRAIGNMENT as to Etric Pruitt
01/24/2020 075_000-US Motion for Agreed Protective Order
02/13/2020 Dickey v NFL, NFLPA First Circuit Opinion
(Former player agent’s antitrust lawsuit regarding 3-year fule)
Dickey v. NFL, NFLPA
First Circuit Court of Appeals 19-1097
Submitted by AFFIS
02/12/2020 Zaid Abdul Aziz v NBA Players’ Pension Plan Petition for Writ of Certiorari Zaid Abdul-Aziz v. NBA Players’ Pension Plan
ERISA
U.S. Supreme Court
19-1007
Submitted by AFFIS
02/11/2020 023 000 Joint Discovery Letter Charles Dimry v. Bert Bell Pete Rozelle NFL Player Disability Plan
(2019 Case Seeking to Enforce Prior Court’s Order)
Northern District of California 3:19-cv-05360
ERISA
Contributed by AFFIS
02/11/2020 199 000 Cigna Motion for Reconsideration Re Privilege Advanced Physicians Group v NFL Insurers
Northern District of Texas Dallas Division 3:18-cv-02355
(Failure to pay claims)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/17/2020 196_000-Joint Status Report
02/10/2020 Bolsinger v Astros Civil Complaint (Related to Astros cheating scandal) Michael Bolsinger v. Houston Astros
Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles
20STCV05242
(unfair business practices/negligent interference)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/10/2020 Opinion Donggue Lee v. David A. Smith II
Supreme Court of Georgia S18G1549
(Olympic athlete injured in car crash)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/07/2020 001 000 Strickland v Ujiri Civil Complaint Strickland v Ujiri (Raptors President)
Northern District of California
3:20-cv-00981
Submitted by AFFIS
02/07/2020 Petition for Writ of Certiorari NFL v Ninth Inning
(DirectTV-Sunday Ticket Lawsuit)
Supreme Court of the United States
Submitted by AFFIS
02/06/2020 Opinion and Order finding NY DFS Law Unconstitutional Jennifer White v Andrew Cuomo (DFS Lawsuit)
State of New York, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Circuit
528026 Constitutionality of DFS Law
Contributed by AFFIS
02/05/2020 2020 02 05-Moreau v USOPC-Complaint and Jury Demand William Moreau v USOPC
District Court, City and County of Denver Colorado
2020-cv-30476
retaliation
Contributed by AFFIS
02/05/2020 Pete Rose Petition for Reinstatement to Major League Baseball Submitted by AFFIS
02/04/2020 029 000 Memorandum Opinion and Order Granting in Part Denying in Part Cubs Motion to Dismiss Keith Bell v Chicago Cubs
Northern District of Illinois
1:19-cv-02386
Intellectual Property
Submitted by AFFIS
02/03/2020 123 0 NFLPA Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss Christopher Hudson v NFL, NFLPA, Bert Bell-Peter Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan
Southern District of New York
1:18-cv-04483 (ERISA)
Submitted by AFFIS
02/03/2020 122 0 NFL Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
02/03/2020 121_0-Board Defendants Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss
01/23/2020 120-0-Hudson Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants Motion to Dismiss
01/31/2020 001-Robert Barker et al v NCAA Civil Complaint Robert E. Barker et al v NCAA
Supreme Court of New York
151134-2020
Referee civil rights/ age discrimination suit)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/31/2020 035_000-Stipulation as to Briefing Schedule for Defendant’s Motion for Atty Fees Delvin Williams v Bert Bell-Pete Rozell NFL Player Retirement Plan
Northern District of California
5:19-cv-04236NC
Submitted by AFFIS
01/23/2020 034_000-Joint Statement Declining ADR
01/22/2020 033_000-Order Regarding Alternate Dispute Resolution of NFL Attorney Fees
01/17/2020 032_000-Plan Motion for Attorney Fees
01/31/2020 Darren Mickell Submission of Supplemental Authority
Darren Mickell v. Bert Bell-Pete Roselle NFL Retirement Plan
Southern District of Florida
0:15-cv-62195-JC
Submitted by AFFIS
01/31/2020 34-Minute Entry Denying Howard Motion to Dismiss Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) v Tim Howard et al
Northern District of Florida
4:19-cv-00420
(Financial fraud against retired NFL players)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/28/2020 054_000-Reinhard Answer to Complaint
01/27/2020 052_000-Reinhard Motion to Vacate Clerk’s Default
01/21/2020 051_000-Clerk’s Entry of Default
01/17/2020 050_000-Order Defaulting Reinhard
01/12/2020 049_000-SEC Motion for Entry of Default Against Reinhard
01/10/2020 053-000-Court’s Order of Dismissal
01/31/2020 040_000-Greene Brief in Opposition to Cronin, Kaiser and White Motion for Reconsideration Khaseem Greene v Elizabeth PD, et al
District of New Jersey
2:18-cv-0892-SDW CLW
(Police Misconduct Against NFL Player)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/30/2020 039_000-Order for Deposition of Jason Sanders
01/30/2020 038_000-Letter from Catherine DeAppolonio Requesting Deposition of Jason Sanders
01/21/2020 037_000-Notice of Appeal by Dismissed Prosecutor Defendants Re Witness Testimony
01/08/2020 036_000-Text Order Re Discovery Protective Order
01/31/2020 055-000-Answer Counterclaims and Crossclaims of Lil Quilici MLB Players Pensions Plan v. Pamela Quilici
District of Minnesota
0:19-cv-02539
ERISA
Submitted by AFFIS
01/30/2020 001_000-Criminal Indictment Against Bruce Lee, James Costello and William O’Neil U.S. v. Bruce Lee et al.
Northern District of Illinois
1:20-cr-00067
(fraudulent ticket sales)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/28/2020 009_000-American University Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss David Nakhid v American University
District of Columbia
1:19-cv-03268
(civil rights/discrimination)
Submitted by AFFIS
01/21/2020 008_000-Nakhid Response Opposing Motion to Dismiss
01/06/2020 007_000-American University’s Motion to Dismiss
01/23/2020

01/16/2020

24-Court Notice of Intent

23-Underwriters’ Notice of Interested Parties

22-Underwriters’ Answer to Plaintiff’s Complaint

Jacob Ryan v Lloyds of London
Central District of California
2:19-cv-10017
(Loss of Value Lawsuit)
Submitted by AFFIS

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