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The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

Posted on: May 9, 2011 7:53 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The NFL has a friend in the NHL.

That’s why the National Hockey League has filed an amicus curiae brief (a friend-of-the-court brief) to support the NFL in its appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in its judicial fight against the NFL players.

We already told you about the brief the NFL submitted to the Court today and all the points the owners wanted to make as it tries to convince the three judges to overturn Judge Susan Nelson’s decision to end the lockout.

Today, the NHL – which, for the record, locked out the players for the ENTIRE 2004-05 season (counsel Bob Batterman also worked with the NHL then and works with the NFL now) – states the following:

(The NHL) has a direct interest in ensuring that the determination of terms and conditions of employment for NHL players is the product of a bona fide labor process rather than the "lever" of potential antitrust liability. … Yet, under the district court's decision and rationale, a group of employees can, at any time and for any reason, insinuate the antitrust laws into the dynamics pursuant to which new terms and conditions of employment are negotiated and determined. All a union has to do is have its members "disclaim" union representation, simultaneously reconstitute itself as an employee "association," and then ask the court to immediately enjoin any joint labor activity of the employers (e.g., including the implementation of a lawful lockout) by filing a treble damages antitrust complaint and a motion for preliminary injunction. The NHL respectfully submits that this cannot be the state of the law.

In other words: the NHL is spouting the NFL line about how the only way to get a new CBA complete is through collective bargaining and not through the judicial system.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:15 am
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

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Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:06 pm
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

I find it ironic that Union Personnel are fighting to protect collective bargaining benefits in places like Wisconsin and Ohio.  I guess there are differing perspectives when it comes to "Unfair Labor Practices".



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:04 pm
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

I guess the Stanley Cup playoffs wasn't getting any media attention so they attached themselves to the NFL to get a little publicity?



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:39 pm
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

n other words: the NHL is spouting the NFL line about how the only way to get a new CBA complete is through collective bargaining and not through the judicial system.

In other words... accurately representing the situation.

What is it with these butt hurt CBS sports bloggers? Mad at the big boss man for being smarter than you?



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:23 am
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

The NHL and Lady Bettman continue to be a pawn of the NFL.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:38 am
 

The NHL gets in the middle of Brady v NFL

The NHL will not be on ESPN.Makes no difference if the NBA plays or not.And that's a good thing for the NHL.


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