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NFL Players Forfeit Important Legal Rights in New CBA

NFL NFLPA CBA Divide and Conquer Roger Goodell DeMaurice Smith

Whether you speak of a nation or football league, class warfare is a lethal weapon when deployed effectively.  For the past 10 years, the NFL has game planned and executed that plan through the CBA now up for voting by NFLPA members. The strategy is simultaneously brilliant and despicable.  In my view, they’ve managed to lock players into a chess match against the devil with life-and-death consequences for those who are left behind.  The provisions contained in the proposed agreement have gone so far as not only dividing active membership but also retired players, pitting the needs of one group of players against the needs of his alumni brothers.

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The Docket for March 2020

The Docket March 2020

The Docket strives to keep you informed of current proceedings in numerous sports law cases.

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Montador Case Reveals The NHL’s Logical Gymnastics Regarding Head Injuries

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The Blitz 1/26/20

The Blitz

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Miscellaneous Case Updates

General updates on a variety of active sports law cases

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Will the NFLPA’s grievance impact current painkiller litigation against the NFL?

Hall of Famer Richard Dent

May 10, 2017
Sheilla Dingus
@SheillaDingus Richard Dent is a Hall of Fame defensive end, and MVP of Super Bowl XX, but now his opponent is the league for which he once played – and it may prove to be his fiercest opponent of all.  In May 2014 …

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Is Lane Johnson’s Lawsuit Against the NFL and NFLPA a Magnifying Glass into Larger Problems?

Lane Johnson

May 8, 2017
Sheilla Dingus
@SheillaDingus Last week Lane Johnson filed a reply in response to the NFLPA’s opposition to vacate an arbitration award in which he was suspended for ten games for violating the collectively bargained policy on performance enhancing substances.  The lawsuit, which …

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Feeding Frenzy Ensues as Lawyers Vie for Fees in NFL Concussion Settlement

Blood in the Water

Sheilla Dingus
April 9, 2017 There’s blood in the water.  An uncapped class action settlement and $112.5 million in an attorney fee common benefit fund has many lawyers engaged in a feeding frenzy for their piece of the pie, leaving many retired NFL players and their families perplexed and distressed as to …

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Amended Lawsuit Brings New Painkiller Allegations Against the NFL

Jerry Wunsch injury

Sheilla Dingus
February 27, 2017 On February 22., a group of retired football players filed a 127-page second amended complaint against the 32 teams of the NFL, upping the allegations of painkiller abuse and seeking certification for class-action. Previously Judge Alsup of the Ninth Circuit Court, …

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The Blitz 2/13/17

The Blitz

Litigation Lane: Jury trial in Joe Mixon civil case set for Sept. 12, 2017, per court order: pic.twitter.com/XMD7aB2lLf — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 13, 2017 ICYMI: Dr. Mitch Abrams weighs in on how to curb the violent culture in college athletics. Judge orders Canadian hockey leagues to unseal financial records

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