NFL Players Association Beats Agent’s Harassment Claims

March 30, 2021, 9:28 PM

The NFL Players Association won dismissal of claims by a players’ agent that it harassed and interfered with his business interests, after the Eastern District of Michigan found the claims preempted by federal labor law.

Vincent Porter’s state law claims are preempted by Section 9 of the National Labor Relations Act because the claims challenge how the NFLPA administered its agent disciplinary regulations, the court said.

Section 301 of the NLRA also preempts the claims because contract advisors are bound by the regulations promulgated under the collective bargaining agreement and their license to act as agents for NFL players comes ...

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