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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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10/07/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Renovation funds slated for NFL vote

NFL owners are scheduled to vote Tuesday to allocate league funds to help pay for stadium renovations for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, sources said, the latest teams with venues built in the 1990s seeking to upgrade. The moves emerge as the NFL has indicated that several teams in ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Former NFLers Opt Out Of Settlement

Two thousand and one hundred forty former players opted out of the proposed class action settlement of the NFL Films case, supporters of the settlement told the court on Friday. Retirees in '09 sued NFL Films for allegedly not paying them for their use, and many have vigorously objected to a propose ...

09/30/13
SportsBusiness Journal: In-game locker room video still rare around NFL

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. T hirty of the NFL’s 32 teams are not showing in their stadiums footage from the league-mandated locker room cameras during halftime or at any other points during the game, according to a SportsBusiness Journal survey ...

Tags: NFL Stadium Experience

09/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL, SB Ticketholders To Enter Talks

A Texas federal court instructed the NFL and lawyers for ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV suing the league to enter into settlement negotiations. Judge Barbara Lynn has already denied class certification to the case, stemming from the temporary seating fiasco at AT&T Stadium. That has left th ...

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Appeals Panel Rules Against NFL Retirees

A three-judge federal appeals panel this morning ruled against a group of NFL retirees who alleged the NFLPA had interfered with their negotiations with the league during the '11 lockout. A lower court judge had already sided with the union, and while the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel sounde ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Vikings pick banks for stadium financing

The trio of banks that managed the San Francisco 49ers’ stadium financing will do so for the Minnesota Vikings, as well, finance sources said. The Vikings will seek to borrow up to $250 million using Goldman Sachs, U.S. Bank and Bank of America as lead lenders, the sources said. ...

Tags: Finance

09/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Retired NFLers Appeal Judge's Decision

Some retirees who had filed two lawsuits last month against NFL Films, but were then ordered by a federal judge to withdraw their claims while a similar case settled, appealed that decision today to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In '09, six players led by Fred Dryer sued NFL Films for alleg ...

09/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: New Date Requested For Super Bowl Trial

Lawyers for the nine ticketholders suing the NFL over the '11 temporary seating fiasco at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington asked the federal court hearing the case to move the date for the scheduled trial from Oct. 15 to after February 24, 2014. The NFL signed on to the request. The law firm representing ...

09/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Adam Silver On NBA's Future Outlook

NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver today said the league for the first time is in the process of appointing an owners' media committee, and the sport is in early talks to renew its TV contracts. Speaking at the Bloomberg Sports Business Conference, Silver said the league as it tran ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL teams to make settlement payments

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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