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

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Four years after high court ruling, judge allows American Needle’s case vs. NFL to proceed

04 / 21 / 14

It’s been nearly four years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NFL in its request to have an antitrust lawsuit from cap maker American Needle dismissed. The league lost its argument then that its collective commercial decisions should sidestep antitrust scrutiny. The...

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Tags: Law and Politics

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06/17/13
Comments appear to favor NFL retirees

The NFL Players Association may have to defend how it represented retirees during the 2011 lockout, two federal appeals court judges strongly suggested last week, an outcome that could dramatically change the union’s responsibilities to former players. A lower court last year dismissed a ca ...

Tags: Law and Politics

06/10/13
Hawks looking to sell equity

The Atlanta Hawks have hired investment bank Inner Circle Sports to try to raise tens of millions of dollars from new limited partners to pay for projects that could include a new practice facility, scoreboards at Philips Arena and a branding campaign, sources said. ...

Tags: Franchises

06/10/13
Cut in EA revenue costs NFLPA

Lose most of a category that is commonly a company’s most lucrative, and an overall drop in revenue can be expected. That is what has happened to the NFL Players Association, whose sponsorship and licensing income dipped below $100 million for the 12 months ended Feb. 28, 2013, according to ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/03/13
Tennis league has 5 teams, $60M

The nascent International Premier Tennis League has $60 million committed for five franchises, said Morgan Menahem, the league’s chief executive, and plans to add three more teams for its 2014 inaugural season. Mahesh Bhupat ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/03/13
NFLPA’s receipts from EA: $2.16M

The NFL Players Association got $2.16 million from video game maker Electronic Arts in the 12 months ended Feb. 28, well below the more than $30 million annually the union had previously taken in, according to the group’s annual report, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor. Be ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

06/03/13
Locker room camera plans undecided

The NFL surprised the sports world in April, revealing it would put cameras in team locker rooms so fans in stadiums could be privy to that inner sanctum during halftime. It marked the latest and arguably most visible step in the NFL’s drive to engage fans in-stadium. But now, with two mon ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/27/13
NFL looking for workers’ comp carrier

NFL owners voted last week to pursue an umbrella insurance policy to cover most of its teams’ exposure to workers’ compensation costs. The action is not directly linked to the controversy over the league’s effort to block former players from non-California teams from filing work ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/27/13
Microsoft-NFL relationship ‘will evolve’

The NFL’s new five-year, $400 million technology and sponsorship deal with Microsoft, announced last week as part of the introduction of the forthcoming Xbox One gaming and home entertainment console, is the most extensive in league history in terms of its breadth and depth of execution. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/27/13
Season-ticket holders get mobile RedZone

The NFL will make its live game look-in channel, NFL RedZone, available for free on mobile phones to the league’s roughly 1 million season-ticket holders by this fall, said team sources who were briefed on the plan last week by the NFL. The move is part of a new, ambitious league effort to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/20/13
Plaintiff seeks documents from FSG

The owner of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Sports Group, has been able to stay out of the years-long controversy and lawsuits sparked by its 2010 purchase of Liverpool FC — until last week. Mill Financial, a former lender to Liverpool, asked a New York state court on Monday to launch legal pro ...

Tags: Law and Politics

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