NFL Players Say Contract Overrides Workers' Comp Laws

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT) -- The NFL Players Association on Monday asked a New York federal court to declare that its collective bargaining agreement with the league trumped state laws when it came to calculating how much of injured players' workers' compensation payments teams can collect to offset those sidelined players’ wages.

The union filed the suit in response to a decision by the Second Circuit just more than a week ago that struck down a January 2012 ruling that teams couldn't fall back on state laws whenever those laws were more beneficial to them than the ground rules of the agreement.

While the Second Circuit...

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