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Digest for Week of April 27th, 2016

ADR Case Summaries


National Football League Management Council v. National Football League

April 25, 2016
Labor & Employment Law, Sports Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
(United States Second Circuit) - In a dispute arising out of the alleged improper use of deflated footballs by professional football athlete Tom Brady, the District Court's vacation of the NFL Commissioner's award confirming the discipline of Brady, based upon the court's finding of fundamental unfairness and lack of notice, is reversed where: 1) the Commissioner properly exercised his broad discretion under the collective bargaining agreement; and 2) his procedural rulings were properly grounded in that agreement and did not deprive Brady of fundamental fairness.
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Espejo v. So. CA Permanente Med. Group

April 22, 2016
Labor & Employment Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Health Law
(California Court of Appeal) - In a doctor's suit against a hospital alleging wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation, the trial court's denial of defendants' petition to compel arbitration pursuant to plaintiff's employment agreement and associated documents, is reversed where the trial court erroneously excluded the declaration as untimely and further, the declaration established the existence of an agreement to arbitrate.
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