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Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating NHL Concussion Lawsuits

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

A federal panel of judges yesterday presided over a hearing in K.C. as they prepare to "decide if several concussion lawsuits recently filed by former players against the NHL will be consolidated into a single class-action suit." The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is "expected to issue a...

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STADIUM NOTES

Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie has retained S.R. Wojdak & Associates, PA''s largest lobbying firm, to represent his interests before the state''s new stadium task force. The firm represented Spectacor dur

Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Mariners, YankeeNets

04/17/96
CLEVELAND DENIES PENDING AT&T DEAL ON NEW DOMED STADIUM

Cleveland Mayor Michael White said he had no knowledge of AT&T spending $600M to back a domed stadium, convention center and hotel complex on the Lakefront, according to the Akron BEACON-JOURNAL. Whit

Tags: ATT, Facilities, NFL

04/17/96
SUNRISE ECLIPSES LAUDERDALE AS LOCATION FOR PANTHERS' LAIR

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Tags: Facilities, Miami Heat

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TAX REFERENDUM FOR BUCS IN DOUBT DESPITE TAGLIABUE LOBBY

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Tags: Facilities, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

04/16/96
AT&T THE MAJOR PLAYER IN NEW CLEVELAND STADIUM?

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Tags: ATT, Facilities

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MILWAUKEE STADIUM BOARD EXTENDS TAX; WILL STUDY BREWERS DEAL

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Tags: Bank of America, Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB

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Tags: Facilities

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GARDEN STATE BOMBERS? JERSEY ENTERS FRAY TO LURE YANKEES

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Tags: Facilities, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

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Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NHL

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