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

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Tennis Player's Mother Suing USTA Over Eating Disorder Incident

04 / 08 / 14

Natalie O’Loughlin , the mother of Julia O’Loughlin , is suing the USTA for allegedly causing her daughter to suffer bulimia when she trained in '10 and '11 at the governing body’s Evert Tennis Academy in Florida. The lawsuit was originally filed in state court in Florida but was...

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NFL Films Case Goes To Settlement Conference

U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan has called a July 10 settlement conference for the NFL and the group of retired players suing over the league's use of their images in NFL Films. The case was filed in '09, and the NFL recently asked the court to restrict the claims to image use that occurre ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Denver Hospital Chain Settles With Former AFLer

A Denver hospital chain reached a seven-figure settlement this week with former AFL kicker CLAY RUSH , who alleged a doctor improperly sent him back into a '08 game after two concussions. The kicker could not sue the now defunct Colorado Crush because the team doctor was an independent contractor ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

NFLCA Seeks Dismissal Of NFLPA Lawsuit

The NFL Coaches Association asked the Superior Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the group by the NFLPA because the union has not provided evidence of an alleged debt. The NFLPA in April sued the NFLCA for allegedly not paying $650,000 in loans, and asked the cour ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

Tennis Agent Tony Godsick Resigns From IMG

Tony Godsick has resigned from IMG, and his main client, Roger Federer, is no longer under contract with the agency, IMG Senior VP/Corporate Communications Jim Gallagher said. Gallagher offered no reason for the departures. Godsick has been an agent at IMG for 19 years, and Federer a client for near ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, IMG

NFL Looks To Limit Time Period For Retiree Claims

The NFL contended in a court filing yesterday that retirees suing the league for their use in NFL Films footage should only be able to make claims for their allegedly improper use in broadcasts since August 25, 2003, and in most cases even more recently. The NFL contends federal rights of publicity ...

Retirees Suing NFLPA Over CBA To File Appeal This Morning

Retirees suing the NFLPA over the '11 CBA plan to file an appeal to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals this morning of yesterday’s decision dismissing their case, the former players’ lawyer, Michael Hausfeld , said. The retirees in Eller vs. NFLPA allege the NFL was prepared to give them ...

ATP In Settlement Talks With Insurance Company

The ATP World Tour is engaged in settlement discussions with an insurance company the tennis circuit earlier this month sued for $1.5M. The insurer, Pittsburgh-based National Union Fire Insurance Company, a division of AIG, insured part of the ATP’s legal expenses as part of its '08 antitrust ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, ATP

Judge Dismisses Former NFLers' Suit Against Union

A federal court earlier this week dismissed a lawsuit brought by five former NFL players against the NFLPA, alleging the union did not properly represent them for licensing. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. Central District Court of California wrote the NFLPA had no duties toward the players to ...

NFLPA Files Collusion Charge Against League

The NFLPA filed a federal collusion charge against the NFL because of the league’s alleged agreement not to frontload salaries during the '10 season that had no salary cap. The complaint alleges it cost the players at least $1B. However, it is unclear given the current CBA includes language wi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

NFL Int'l Committee Approves Bills' Toronto Series

The NFL Int'l committee this morning approved another five years of the Bills playing a single regular-season game in Toronto every season, from '13-17, though full ownership was to be briefed on the matter this afternoon at its spring meeting. The current five-year authorization expires after ...

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