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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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Attorney Goes on Offense Against NFL’s Spotty Misrepresentations in Gordon Case

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Attorney Goes on Offense Against Spotty NFL Arguments

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The NFL has shown time and again that it’s a leopard that never changes its spots. In response to an appeal by a nine-year defensive lineman who was diagnosed with severe dementia at the young age of 33, the NFL has continued to repeat the same numbing refrain that it has for the better part of three years in its quest to stop dementia claims in their tracks, especially the claims of younger players, whom the NFL doesn’t want to admit are damaged, nor does it want to pay the high-dollar awards that younger claimants qualify for.

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Nobody Can Teach You How to Be Famous

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Be in the know with the Blitz

The Blitz

This week in addition to our regular Blitz sports law digest we have a special Blitz focused exclusively on the NFL/NFLPA CBA.

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The Blitz Special Edition-NFL/NFLPA CBA Development Tracker

The Blitz - NFL/NFLPA CBA Special Edition

The NFL/NFLPA Blitz Special Edition brings you up to speed on everything related to the proposed CBA.

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Sometimes the Best Move is No Move

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Facts are Facts. Math is Math.

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Sometimes the best move is No Move.

Facts are Facts.  Math is Math. Opinions will vary on their impact on an individual’s unique circumstances around the Globe. However, that doesn’t change the Facts or Math that sometimes No Move is your best move.

As the NFL/NFLPA bargaining continues to be a hot topic of debate on social media many are taking a position on if the terms are good, bad or just “meh”. In giving some thought to where things stand between the Owner and the Players coming to an agreement, I found myself wondering more and more why anything had to be agreed upon or voted on at all? Sometimes the best negotiating move is, in fact, No Move at all.

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Courtroom or Leopard Lounge?

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

It’s hard to tell when you observe the attack on Amon Gordon’s dementia claim.

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Concussion Appeal Confirms the NFL Leopard Doesn’t Change Its Spots

Leopard Lounge Courtroom

Courtroom or Leopard Lounge? When you consider the NFL and its highly paid Paul Weiss lawyers are the symbolic leopards in this picture it’s really hard to tell the difference. There’s an adage among lawyers that says, “If the facts are on your side, argue the facts. If the law is on your side argue the law. If neither the facts nor the law is on your side, yell the loudest.” Brad Karp and Bruce Birenboim of Paul Weiss have refined the latter to an art in their representation of the NFL, along with developing mastery in deflecting away from the real issues their opponents raise while reiterating a one-sided refrain that repeats over and over until the officers of the court are sufficiently programmed to sing along.

Perhaps nothing illustrates this better than their latest briefing in the Amon Gordon appeal.

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