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Here is the latest on the NFL concussion battle. By The Associated Press The settlement approved Wednesday by a federal judge in Philadelphia would pay retired players about $190,000 on average. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion […]

Here’s the latest on the Washington Redskins controversy. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On the other hand, the appeals court judge questions the government’s justification for refusing “disparaging” trademarks. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit weighed in on “disparaging” trademarks, and in a somewhat confounding outcome, ruled against an Asian-American […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter An appeals court won’t allow the game company’s First Amendment arguments to overcome athletes’ publicity rights On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to end a lawsuit over Madden NFL, the popular football video game series published by Electronic Arts. The lawsuit was brought by retired NFL […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Former LA Ram and now actor Fred Dryer contended that the league was violating his publicity rights Defense wins championships. A strong defense also wins lawsuits. On Friday, in a ruling that will be privately cheered by television broadcasters, the National Football League convinced a federal judge in Minnesota […]

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