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Todd France Gets Hammered In NFLPA Arbitration; Files Petition To Vacate

On December 28, 2023, Arbitrator Roger P. Kaplan handed down one of the strongest decisions ever issued in the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) history. Arbitrator Kaplan ordered that NFLPA Contract Advisor Todd France pay France’s competitor, Jason Bernstein, a total of $810,846.47, with $450,000 as punitive damages. The basis for the punitive damages […]

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Court Rules Arbitration Award Was Procured By NFL Agent’s Fraud

You never want a court to conclude that you committed fraud. But that is exactly what is said about a prominent NFL agent in the middle of a newly released decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. According to the Court, perhaps the “easiest conclusion” in the case, “even under […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/18/2015)

The lovely holiday of Rosh Hashanah is behind us and now we must brace for Yom Kippur. I wish all observing Yom Kippur an easy fast. ¬†The Republican debate on CNN has become a fun excuse to gather for part of my family. ¬†Between that and the NFL, my attention outside of Heitner Legal has […]