FootballThe Eighth Circuit affirmed Minnesota federal judge Donald Magnuson’s approval of a $42 million settlement between the NFL and nearly 25,000 former pro football players over the use of players’ likenesses in NFL-sponsored TV shows.

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FootballA Minnesota federal judge dismissed the claims of three former NFL players who were suing for violation of their publicity rights.

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FootballEarlier on this blog, we wrote about a class action the Oakland Cheerleaders had brought against their employer, the Oakland Raiders, to recover overtime.

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football-injuryThe NCAA has agreed to pay $70 million to set up a concussion-screening framework under a proposed settlement with former student-athletes this week, but the deal would keep the organization’s future litigation exposure low by requiring players to bring individual suits, rather than class actions, in order to seek recovery for treatment or injuries. Continue reading “NCAA concussion settlement bars future class actions”

FootballThe New York Jets became the fourth NFL team to be hit with a lawsuit by its cheerleaders this year when a former member of the club’s “Flight Crew” kicked off a putative class action Tuesday in New Jersey alleging her pay amounted to much less than minimum wage.

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Fotolia FootballFormer Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, known as the Jills, filed a lawsuit against the football team for failing to pay them in compliance with New York State minimum wage laws.

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Fotolia FootballThe Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion litigation refused to preliminarily approve the $760 million settlement agreement between the league and its former players, saying she was concerned there wasn’t enough money to properly compensate all class members.

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