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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Former NFLers Appeal Judge's Preliminary Approval Of Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Seven former NFL players yesterday appealed a lower federal court judge’s decision to preliminarily approve a class action settlement of medical claims brought against the NFL. The players had objected to the proposed settlement earlier this month, but within a week of their filing Judge ...

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07/22/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Former NFLers Appeal Settlement Approval

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Tags: Finance

07/21/14
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07/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Former Players Sue NFLPA Over Concussions

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07/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis Groups May Seek Delaware Trial

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SportsBusiness Daily: Letters Detail Jackson's Claims Against Agent

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07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL looks beyond Wembley

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/14/14
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