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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of NFLPA Marketing Case
Published April 2, 2014
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The Grant case was filed on behalf of retirees who had not signed licensing agreements. The Ninth Circuit ruled that in the case of Grant, Roberts and Parrish, they were certainly not entitled to a duty from the union because they had not paid dues under the period covered by the lawsuit. The court’s four-judge panel ruled that “none of the appellants, including Cobb and Jones, produced evidence showing that they had a right to control the NFLPA’s alleged activities on their behalf.”