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

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NFL plans to attack medical foundation of concussion claims if cases aren’t settled

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

In a move that could magnify the public spotlight on the NFL and player safety, the league will contest the link between concussions and brain diseases if the personal injury cases brought by thousands of retirees are not settled. In another aggressive move, the league would publicly take issue a...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dryer To Opt Out Of Settlement

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Tags: Franchises

08/05/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Can Veritix chip away at Ticketmaster?

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07/31/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Denies EA's Appeal In Keller Suit

A lawsuit brought by former Arizona State and Nebraska QB  Sam Keller  against EA for using his image without permission was allowed to proceed today by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It is the second such case in recent months in which an appeals court has rejected EA's First Am ...

07/31/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Court Denies Efforts To Dismiss Keller Lawsuit

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel today rejected Electronic Arts and the NCAA’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former Arizona State QB Sam Keller for allegedly using his image in videogames without his permission. The case can now return to a lower court and proceed, t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, EA Sports

07/31/13
SportsBusiness Daily: New Gillette-Sponsored Web Series Debuts

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SportsBusiness Daily: Gillette Rolling Out Training Camp Videos

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SportsBusiness Daily: Lions Leave Ticketmaster For Veritix

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Tags: Franchises, Detroit Lions

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Lions Sign Deal With Veritix

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