NBA Players Gear Up For Jurisdiction War In Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 7:55 PM EST) -- National Basketball Association players' twin antitrust class actions against the NBA and team owners, lodged Tuesday in California and Minnesota federal courts, have set the stage for a jurisdictional brawl as the two sides vie for the most favorable forum to extract concessions in a future deal, experts say.

The players brought the legal action after negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBA broke down, and they moved to decertify their union in order to pursue antitrust violations against the league, but many...
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