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  • April 27, 2017

    NFL Seeks To Trim Players' Painkiller Class Action

    The National Football League asked a California federal judge to substantially trim a putative class action alleging players were pressured into taking painkillers that caused post-retirement health problems, saying at a hearing Thursday that the complaint was poorly pled and the statute of limitations on most claims had expired.

  • April 27, 2017

    UNC Athlete 'Sham' Classes Suit Tossed From Fed Court

    A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday dismissed claims against the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill alleging the school diverted student-athletes into sham classes with no educational value, finding the school is protected from such claims in federal court as an entity of the state but that the claims may be viable in state court. 

  • April 27, 2017

    Guam Soccer Prez Admits To Bribery Schemes In FIFA Probe

    A FIFA official and president of the Guam soccer federation pled guilty in Brooklyn federal court to charges related to taking nearly $1 million in two bribery schemes, prosecutors announced Thursday, adding another to the growing list of officials pleading out in the United States' wide corruption probe of international soccer.

  • April 27, 2017

    Attys For Euro NFLers Say Concussion Deal Work Not Minor

    Attorneys for former players in the NFL’s now-defunct European league told a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday that co-lead counsel for the concussion settlement has lumped them in with “losing objectors,” even though their work made it possible for Europe-based players to benefit from the deal.

  • April 27, 2017

    PTAB To Review Adidas Patents For Springblade Shoes

    Skechers USA Inc. won a round in its ongoing intellectual property battle with rival shoemaker Adidas AG on Wednesday, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board agreed to institute inter partes review of two Adidas patents covering its Springblade running sneaker.

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