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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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Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, MLB, Media, Time Warner

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Boston Bruins, Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, Media, USA Networks, Vancouver Canucks, Walt Disney

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Tags: DaimlerChrysler, ESPN, Nike, Media, Walt Disney

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: IBM, NBA, Nike, PGA Tour, Media, Time Warner

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