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

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Advocacy Group Seeks To File Brief In NFL Concussion Settlement Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Advocacy group Public Citizen asked the Third Circuit Court of Appeals today for permission to file a friend of the court brief supporting the objections filed by seven former NFLers to the preliminary approval of the class action concussion settlement. The seven players earlier this week objected t...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ATP allowing more logos on apparel

The ATP is greatly relaxing restrictions on advertising on players’ apparel, roughly doubling the number of corporate logos they can wear, increasing the allowable size of the brand images and partially lifting the ban on gambling companies. The new rules went into effect last week, and Joh ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL plans to ease app restrictions

The NFL is planning to loosen most of its market restrictions for mobile apps, beginning with tablet apps, becoming the first sports league to do so. The league will begin bringing its app policy more in line with its Internet policy, which allows clubs to offer a wide array of content. NFL teams ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Meeting To Focus On Equipment

NFL owners will get a look at the latest technological developments in thigh and knee pads today at a brief half-day meeting in Irving, Texas. Last May, over NFLPA objections, the owners passed a rule that thigh and knee pads would become mandatory equipment in '13. Owners will get an update on that ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Denies League's Efforts In NFL Films Case

A federal judge yesterday turned down the NFL’s effort to further time-restrict claims by former players that NFL Films has illegally used their images. The development comes as settlement talks have collapsed between the two sides, with the judge readying a new scheduling order, which means l ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Denies NFL's Sanctioning Effort

A clearly unhappy Minnesota federal magistrate judge yesterday denied the NFL’s effort to sanction a former player for disclosing confidential discussions held to settle a lawsuit by retirees against NFL Films, but he admonished the retirees suing the league nevertheless. Magistrate Judge Arth ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Tagliabue Files Affidavit On "Smash For Cash"

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue wrote in an affidavit that he had never heard of the “Smash for Cash” program or seen the '96 ESPN feature detailing payments to NFL players for injurious hits. The NFLPA has raised the existence of the program, and Tagliabue’s alleged ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL To Appeal Decision Staying Lawsuit

The NFL plans to appeal a California court’s decision to stay the league’s lawsuit against dozens of its insurers. The insurers are seeking exemption from providing coverage in the event the league loses lawsuits filed by former players over the long-term damage playing the game allegedl ...

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL owners to meet

Pittsburgh Steelers insiders are poised to buy much of the 12.5 percent of the team Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is selling, sources said. The sale of the stake is on the agenda for this week’s brief NFL owners meeting in Irving, Texas. Haslam bought the Browns in October but ha ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: 100th anniversary looms in NFL battle

As the NFL negotiates to end a more than three-year-old lawsuit brought by retirees seeking payment from NFL Films for use of their likenesses, a new concern is playing a part in the settlement talks: securing the players’ image rights in advance of the league’s 100th anniversary in 2019 ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Wants Lurtsema Held In Contempt

The NFL this afternoon is scheduled to argue in Minnesota federal court that former player Bob Lurtsema should be held in contempt of court and interrogated about who, if anyone, aided him in publishing a letter earlier this week purported to include details of settlement discussions between the l ...

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