NHL Files Suit As Players Move Toward Decertifying Union

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 1:41 PM EST) -- Members of the NHL Players' Association reportedly have until Thursday to vote on whether to grant its executive board the authority to dissolve the union after the NHL, in a preemptive maneuver, filed a class action in New York seeking a declaration that its ongoing lockout is legal.

Electronic voting began Sunday and if two-thirds of the union's members vote to allow the executive board to file a so-called disclaimer of interest that would authorize NHLPA executives to dissolve the union, players would be permitted to...
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