Judge Grants Players Injunction to End NFL Lockout

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NFL labor: Judge rules in favor of players, but lockout might not end immediately
Mark Maske | Washington Post
April 25, 2011

A federal judge lifted the NFL’s lockout of its players Monday, ruling that they are suffering irreparable harm from the decision by those who run the league to bar them from playing football while they battle in court in their increasingly bitter labor dispute.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a request by NFL players for a preliminary injunction that ends the lockout imposed by league owners March 12, sweeping aside the league’s arguments about labor law and her authority to act.

But it’s not clear if Nelson’s decision will bring the lockout to an immediate end. It appeared the league would apply for a stay of her ruling Monday night.

Read more @ The Washington Post.

Additional coverage: Analysis: NFL labor fight a long way from over despite ruling

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