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Preliminary Hearing in NFL Antitrust Suit Scheduled for April



    Let the offseason of legal jabbing begin.

    An preliminary injunction hearing, the first in the efforts to end the lockout, has been scheduled for April 6 in the court of Judge Susan Nelson. Nelson is a colleague of David Doty, a veteran of NFL labor hearings. The fact that he won’t oversee this latest round of proceedings comes as a shock to some.

    Doty has overseen the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement for the past 20 years, and has found in favor of the players often enough that, a few years ago, the owners attempted to end his role with the CBA--a move that the players union objected to, and won.

    Between now and April 6, owners are free to continue talks with the players’ union.

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