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Mar 15, 2023

Lawyers want Roger Goodell role cut in NFL race bias claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for NFL Coach Brian Flores and two other Black coaches asked a judge Tuesday to reconsider her decision letting some of a federal lawsuit’s racial discrimination claims against the league and its teams possibly go before Commissioner Roger Goodell in arbitration proceedings rather than before a jury. In a Manhattan […]

Dec 18, 2017

N.C. man seeks to flag NFL lineman for interference … with marriage

Lawyers are the civilizing force of society, by which citizens can settle their disagreements through reasoned arguments rather than physical force—fortunately so for one Huntersville man, who has thrown down a legal challenge against the all-pro NFL defensive lineman that he accuses of seducing away his former wife. Joshua Jeffords has sued Philadelphia Eagles player […]

Jul 5, 2017

Labor & Employment — Football Player Wins ERISA Claim for CTE Disability

Solomon v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-150-17, 13 pp.) (Duncan, J.) No. 16-1730, June 23, 2017; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Garbis, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In denying disability benefits to professional football player Jesse Solomon, who sustained more than 69,000 full-speed contact hits during his nine-year NFL career, the […]

Jul 20, 2016

Ex-NFL player sues insurer for denying concussion claim

A former Carolina Panthers player who received what the NFL deemed a career-ending concussion has sued Lloyd’s of London for denying a $1 million insurance policy. The lawsuit filed this week in North Carolina could become a test case for insurers dealing with the fallout from sports concussions and head trauma claims. The NFL has […]

Jan 30, 2014

Feds grab $21.6M in counterfeit NFL merchandise

Investigators have seized more than $21.6 million in knockoff souvenir football jerseys, caps and other merchandise, shut down illegal websites and made dozens of arrests in a crackdown on Super Bowl counterfeiters, authorities said Thursday.

Jan 10, 2014

Cheerleader’s case a blow to online free speech

ROCHESTER, NY — The NFL regular season has wound down and once again the Bills are out of the playoffs. For a little excitement, and additional angst, Bills fans can study the advance sheets. Scattered throughout are cases involving, directly and indirectly, the NFL. Take Sarah Jones’ defamation suit against Nik Ritchie. Jones was a […]

Apr 22, 2013

Surgeon dies before ex-NFL player’s suit heard

A Charlotte surgeon expected in court for opening arguments in a civil suit filed by former NFL player Samari Rolle has been found dead in his apartment.

Aug 17, 2012

Retired NFL player wins benefits dispute

Retired NFL quarterback Anthony L. Wright, who has been scrambling to keep his ex-wife’s hands off his disability benefits, got a favorable ruling earlier this month from the N.C. Court of Appeals.

Jul 11, 2012

Columbia firm sues NFL for hiding evidence on head injuries

Columbia’s Strom Law Firm has sued the National Football League in U.S. District Court in South Carolina on behalf of five former players who accuse the league of deliberately concealing scientific evidence that linked repeated concussions to extensive brain damage.

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