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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Former NFLers Appeal Judge's Preliminary Approval Of Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

Seven former NFL players yesterday appealed a lower federal court judge’s decision to preliminarily approve a class action settlement of medical claims brought against the NFL. The players had objected to the proposed settlement earlier this month, but within a week of their filing Judge ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Court Upholds Dismissal Of NFLPA Case

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03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: The dealmakers

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03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Seller's market for teams

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03/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Goodell To Wait On Discipline For Irsay

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03/24/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Changes Made To NFL Playoff Ticket Policy

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SportsBusiness Journal: NFL ups fun factor via technology

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