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

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Redskins, Native Americans Ordered To Mediation Over Suit Stemming From Marks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

A federal appeals court has ordered the Redskins and a group of five Native Americans into settlement talks over their lawsuit stemming from a regulatory body invalidating the team’s marks because the club name is arguably offensive. Last year, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board ruled...

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Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

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SportsBusiness Journal: EA’s licensing checks remain small

For the fourth year in a row, NFL Players Association licensing income from Electronic Arts came in far off the levels seen in the pre-lockout years, before 2011. For the year ending Feb. 28, 2015, EA paid the union $2.8 million for the right to use NFL players in the popular “Madden” ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Want Equal Partners In L.A.

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Calls Special Meeting On L.A.

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Shoots Down New Zealand Report

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hopes dampen ahead of San Diego meeting

With San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos set to meet with city and county leaders this week, the last ditch effort being made to keep the team from moving to Los Angeles appears unlikely to bear fruit in its current state. According to reports prepared for the team by outside firms and obtain ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: Wozniacki signs with Lavazza

First chocolate, now coffee. Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki certainly has dessert covered. After becoming Godiva’s first athlete endorser earlier this year, Wozniacki now holds the same designation for Lavazza, a 120-year-old Italian coffee brand. “The Lavazza family loves tenni ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL owners increase debt limit to $250M

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Stadium’s design douses flame

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL to allow trust ownership of teams

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SportsBusiness Daily: Appeals Court Upholds NFL Settlement

A federal appeals court today upheld the settlement of a class action lawsuit against the NFL for allegedly using images of retirees without their permission. The case, Dryer v NFL, began in '09 and was settled in '13, creating a $42M fund for player charities and a licensing agency for the retirees ...

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