NFL Players Union Defeats Retirees In Suit Over CBA Talks

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 12:55 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit by a proposed class of retired National Football League players claiming the players' union sold them out in last year's collective bargaining agreement negotiations, finding the union owed no duty to the retirees.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a motion to dismiss filed by the National Football League Players Association, its executive director DeMaurice Smith and players Tom Brady and Mike Vrabel. The judge found their behavior in negotiating allegedly subpar benefits for the retirees...
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