Susan Richard Nelson
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a key victory.
Well, it is now the beginning of July and the NFL owners and the current players are still trying to agree to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement that would end what has become a ridiculous standoff between the two sides.
NFL fans have had to put up with an awful lot, as the players and owners have been battling in court and at the negotiating table, all the while, the fate of the 2011 season has been in doubt.
NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a “cartel” in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout.
A nonprofit group that has been fighting sport work stoppages has weighed in on the NFL court battle, saying ending the lockout is in the best interest of consumers.
The NFL has won another round in the court fight with its players.
For NFL owners and the players they’ve locked out in this dispute over the division and future of the ever-popular $9 billion business, it’s time to talk again.
On Thursday the NFL players union requested that a federal judge award them with at least $707 million in damages stemming from a dispute with the league over $4 billion in broadcast revenue.
Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can “readily be resolved” during the offseason.
If these are not fun times for football fans, they are captivating days for lawyers.
On Monday, judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled to lift the NFL lockout and in essence return the NFL to business as usual. On Friday, a day after the NFL Draft, the league will allow their players to resume workouts and meet with coaches.
On Monday, Judge Susan Richard Nelson lifted the NFL Lockout. On Tuesday, players around the league went to team facilities eager to start their workouts and get treatment for injures, but most were turned away.
Seven weeks into the NFL lockout, players have an early triumph over the owners in court.
The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
The NFL and it’s players finished their fourth day of court-ordered mediation with what appears to be very little progress being made. And what might be more disheartening is that there are no plans to again until mid-May.
On Tuesday, the the attorneys for the NFL players met with the federal magistrate who will oversee court-ordered mediation between the players and the NFL.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson has combined the the lawsuits that involved current and former NFL players.
The NFL players and the owners have officially taken their labor disagreement to court.
The NFL and players’ union are set to take to a courtroom on Wednesday, for the first meeting between the two sides since the NFL Lockout was officially started.
NFL claims that there are no legal grounds to remove the current lockout, and on Monday that’s the case they brought before a federal judge.