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How Ezekiel Elliott's 2nd Circ. Case Could Upend Arbitration

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 10:54 PM EST) -- A Second Circuit decision in favor of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in his fight to vacate a six-game domestic violence suspension could fundamentally alter the state of labor law and bulldoze over deference to federal arbitrators’ decisions, experts told Law360 on Monday.

Because the Second Circuit has said Elliott must serve his suspension while he pursues an appeal but hasn't made a ruling on the merits of the case, sports and labor attorneys are watching closely to see what the court will decide about the arbitration issues it entails.

Elliott and the National Football League Players Association are at the...

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