SBD/February 7, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

NFLPA Asks For Stay In Appeal Of Decision Denying Proceeding With Collusion Claim

The NFLPA yesterday asked a federal appeals court to stay the union’s own appeal of a lower court decision denying the group from proceeding with a collusion claim against the NFL. The lower court had dismissed the collusion claim, finding the NFLPA had ceded its right to sue in the '11 dismissal of the settlement agreement that had governed labor relations between the two sides for nearly two decades. The NFLPA now is arguing before the lower court in Minnesota that it was misled into signing the dismissal because the NFL hid the alleged secret salary cap the union contends existed in '10. Until the lower court decides that motion, the NFLPA asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the union appeal filed just last week. The 8th Circuit had already issued a briefing schedule for the case.
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