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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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WEST VALLEY'S NAMING-RIGHTS PROPOSAL MIGHT BE MISLEADING

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11/11/96
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PUBLIC OPPOSES SEAT TAX IN CHARLOTTE FOR SPORTS COMPLEX

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11/08/96
INGELWOOD PULLS OFFER FOR NEW ARENA, FOR NOW

The City of Ingelwood "pulled back its offer to help finance a sports arena, after the passage of Proposition 218 knocked out three City Council-passed taxes that would have financed the deal," accord

Tags: Facilities, Los Angeles Lakers

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MSFC AIMS TO BE IN THE LOOP ON TWINS STADIUM TALKS

The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which owns the Metrodome, has decided to take an "aggressive" role in talks on a new Twins ballpark, "grabbing some of the process away from [MN] Gov. Ar

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11/08/96
STADIUM NOTES

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Facilities

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