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NFL Loses American Needle Fight In Supreme Court

It was covered all over the sports journalism landscape yesterday – The NFL lost its case in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League.  It wasn’t just a loss, it was a unanimous loss (9-0).  The basic holding is that the NFL is not recognized as a single-entity.  Instead, for antitrust purposes, it is made […]

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What The Supremes Should Be Thinking When They Review American Needle

Even though the Solicitor General advised the Supreme Court not to grant cert in the case of American Needle Inc. v. National Football League, the Supreme Court decided that it will review the case and see whether the NFL is immune from Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act for the licensing of intellectual property.  […]