NFLPA Collusion Case back on
Monday, 30 June 2014
By Joseph M. Hanna
On Friday June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals breathed some life back into the NFLPA’s 2012 claim against the NFL. In 2010, the NFLPA opted out of their collective bargaining agreement with the NFL.
As a result, the 2010 season proceeded without a salary cap. When Washington and Dallas were slapped with subsequent salary cap penalties for their generous spending in the 2010 season, the NFLPA brought this claim against the NFL for colluding with the NFL teams and enforcing a secret $123 million salary cap.
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Joseph Hanna is a partner of Goldberg Segalla and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with a focus on sports and entertainment law and retail, hospitality, and development litigation. Joe represents sports franchises, professional athletes, and movie studios with various issues related to licensing, contracts, and day-to-day management. He serves as Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Law Practice Group and editor of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog. In addition, Joe is the Chair of Goldberg Segalla's Diversity Task Force. He possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.