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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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Sports Facilities & Franchises 2005

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Tags: Cablevision, Events and Attractions, Football, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Eagles, Soccer, Ticketmaster

05/18/05
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Tags: Aramark, Arizona Cardinals, Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Comcast-Spectacor, Events and Attractions, Football, Int'l Speedway Corp., Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Minnesota Vikings, NBA, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Pirates, RDV Sports, Sportservice

05/17/05
Penske Optimistic About Detroit Super Bowl

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Football, General Motors, IndyCar, NFL

05/16/05
Virginia Unveils Part Of NASCAR HOF Plan

Virginians Racing for the Hall of Fame (VRHOF), a public-private partnership trying to land the NASCAR HOF in Richmond, unveiled part of its unfinished proposal at Richmond Int’l Raceway on Saturday,

Tags: Events and Attractions, Motorsports, NASCAR

05/16/05
Colonial Adding Enhancements For '05

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05/10/05
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Tags: ATP, CBS, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Tennis, USTA, Viacom, Walt Disney

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05/02/05
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