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No Discovery for NFLPA in Quest to Vacate Dismissal

Feb. 9, 2015, 5:00 AM

The National Football League Players’ Association will not be able to conduct discovery in its quest to vacate a 2011 stipulation dismissing its allegations that NFL teams conspired to enforce a secret salary cap, says a federal district court (White v. National Football League, 2015 BL 29889, D. Minn., 4:92-cv-00906-DSD-SPMS, 2/5/15).

The association sought to vacate the order on the ground that the league induced a settlement with now-deceased plaintiff Reggie White by fraud. While the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that it is possible for the association to seek such relief, it ...

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