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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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Tags: Franchises

10/10/14
On The Ground: San Diego Chargers may fight over L.A.

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Tags: On the Ground

10/10/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Abbott Inks Deal With Marathon Series

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

10/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Likely To Give Kroenke Extension

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

10/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Could Give Stan Kroenke Extension

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10/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bills' Mary Owen Steps Down To Run Wilson Foundation

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NFL, Buffalo Bills

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ruling sets up hearing on Henry deposition in Liverpool case

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Tags: Law and Politics

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Falcons deal likely up to BofA, SunTrust

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Tags: Finance

10/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Bills Exec Mary Owen Stepping Down

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Retirees Counsel Files Against Group

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