NFL Asks Judge To Punt Ex-Players' Painkiller Suit
Law360, San Francisco (February 17, 2021, 6:46 PM EST) -- The National Football League urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss ex-football players' twice-revived putative class action alleging the league forced them to take painkillers to keep playing, arguing the claims are blocked by federal labor law because they require interpretation of their collective bargaining agreement.
Counsel for the NFL urged U.S. District Judge William Alsup during a hearing Wednesday to dismiss a 2014 case led by 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl champions Richard Dent and Jim McMahon, saying the theory under which the Ninth Circuit recently revived the suit is directly relevant to the terms of their collective bargaining...
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