A Magistrate Judge Reflects on Mediating the National Football League LockoutComments Off on A Magistrate Judge Reflects on Mediating the National Football League Lockout
In early April 2011, the Hon. Susan Richard Nelson, U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota, ordered the parties in the case of Tom Brady v. National Football League to enter court- supervised mediation.
Plaintiffs’ class action complaint alleged violations of federal antitrust laws and, among other remedies, sought injunctive relief against the National Football League and each of its teams. Plaintiffs’ action was commenced following a league-wide lockout of players by owners of each of the NFL’s teams. The case immediately drew nationwide media attention.