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Irvine Attorney Examines Ninth Circuit NFL Prescription Drug Case


Did the National Football League negligently provide players with unprescribed drugs? That’s the crux of a class action lawsuit brought by retired football players that was revived by the Ninth Circuit following a dismissal in district court. Irvine attorney Colin Calvert discussed the issue and the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of the Labor Management Relations Act for the Daily Journal, in an article titled “9th Circuit revives retired NFL players’ suit over drugs.”

Colin noted the narrow application of the Ninth Circuit’s decision, indicating that “the facts of the case are virtually unique to professional sports, where medical care is provided and regulated by the employer.”

To read the full article, visit the Daily Journal (subscription required).


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