Players' Union Wants NBA's Antitrust Suit Benched

Law360, New York (October 20, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday that the NBA's class action jumped the gun by prematurely seeking a ruling that the league's lockout over negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement did not violate antitrust laws.

The union claimed that the NBA had not established a real and immediate controversy when it filed a declaratory judgment suit in August seeking a ruling that if the union were legally permitted to disband, all current player contracts would be void and unenforceable, according to a motion to...
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