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

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ATP events retain Kessler in prize money fight

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

The ATP’s top tournaments have retained Jeffrey Kessler, perhaps the pre-eminent U.S. sports labor law attorney, to represent them as they decide whether to sue the circuit over recent prize money increases, three sources close to the tennis industry said last week. The lawsuit that’s...

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