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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NHL Players Reach Settlement With State Of Tennessee About Jock Tax

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 15

NHL players have reached a settlement with the state of Tennessee in which players will receive back $3.32M, about half of what they paid out, under the state’s so-called “jock tax” law. NHLPA attorneys negotiated the settlement with the Tennessee Dept. of Revenue, and the uni...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

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