NFL's Bears Want Ex-Players' Contract Claims Sent To Ill.

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The Chicago Bears Football Club Inc. and three former players went to federal court Thursday to hash out a contract dispute over whether a workers' compensation claim should stay in worker-friendly California or head to Illinois, the team's home state.

The Chicago Bears filed a complaint in Illinois to enforce an arbitrator's award saying that players Michael Haynes, Joe Odom and Cameron Worrell had to bring their claims in that state. Hours later, the NFL Players Association filed a complaint in California seeking to vacate the...
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