Lawyers Say NBA's Legal Move A Slam Dunk

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- With the class action filed against its players' union Tuesday, the National Basketball Association has made an aggressive bid to boost its bargaining power, inoculate itself against antitrust attack and ensure that if its ongoing labor dispute turns into an all-out legal brawl, the owners get to choose the referee, experts say.

On Tuesday the NBA filed paired actions with the National Labor Relations Board and in the Southern District of New York, arguing that the union is using "impermissible pressure tactics" that are preventing the...
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