The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacates a lower court’s injunction that lifted football players’ lockout in an antitrust suit (Tom Brady / National Football League)

Injunction Against NFL Lockout Improperly Granted in Players' Antitrust Suit* Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis vacated an injunction lifting the National Football League’s "lockout" of its players. The divided appellate court, just five days after hearing oral argument on the matter, concluded that, because the parties were involved in a labor dispute, the Norris-LaGuardia Act prohibited the federal district court from issuing the injunction. The victory for the league comes as negotiations continue between the league and the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA) to reach a collective bargaining agreement as the 2011 season fast approaches. In a joint statement, the NFL and NFLPA said: "While we respect the court's decision, today's ruling does not

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Jeffrey May, The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacates a lower court’s injunction that lifted football players’ lockout in an antitrust suit (Tom Brady / National Football League), 8 July 2011, e-Competitions US Private Enforcement, Art. N° 37348

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