Judge Backs Arbitration Award For Hurt NFL Players

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has sided with the National Football League Players Association, confirming a 2007 labor arbitration award over workers' compensation benefits made to various injured players.

Judge Paul Crotty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday rejected the National Football League Management Council's assertion that the arbitration award was not “final and binding.”

The case dates back to 2005, when the NFLPA first filed a grievance against the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets on behalf of...
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