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  1. Lester Munson: Documents related to NFL concussion deal leave man...

    Lester Munson

    The lawyers who negotiated the proposed NFL concussion settlement disclosed additional materials on the agreement on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  2. Former NFL players' effort to alter concussion settlement fails

    Lester Munson

    A group of seven retired NFL players gave the federal court system a chance to expedite the long-delayed concussion settlement on Wednesday, but three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals here did not seem interested.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  3. Lester Munson: NFL concussion hearing an unexpected big deal

    Lester Munson

    Although numerous players have criticized the settlement, the hearing will mark the first time that players will be able to state their objections in open court.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  4. Lester Munson: Questions, answers about NCAA concussion settlemen...

    Lester Munson

    With the settlement Tuesday of a 2011 class-action lawsuit, the NCAA agreed to provide $70 million to pay for medical testing of thousands of college athletes to determine whether they suffered brain injuries while playing contact sports. The settlem...

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  5. Lester Munson: Haslam's deal may save Cleveland Browns ownership

    Lester Munson

    By admitting that his diesel fuel company defrauded its customers of more than $56 million, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam saved his Pilot Flying J truck stop empire from further federal investigation by agreeing to reimburse his customers and to pay a fine of $92 million. His decision may have also saved his ownership of the Browns.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  6. Lester Munson: Math majors the most important witnesses in Ed O'B...

    Lester Munson

    The Ed O'Bannon-NCAA trial has included three former athletes, the president of the NCAA, a couple of conference commissioners and two experts on consumer surveys. But the most important witnesses are the two math majors who examined the same data and reached opposite conclusions.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  7. Lester Munson: What to know about the NFL concussion settlement p...

    Lester Munson

    Is the latest concussion settlement proposal good enough for players?

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  8. Lester Munson: All you need to know about the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA...

    Lester Munson

    As we slog our way to the end of the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial -- with no star witnesses left to testify -- it's a good time to revisit some of the basics and basic terms that have been part of the trial.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  9. Lester Munson: NCAA setup baffles Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial jud...

    Lester Munson

    Judge Claudia Wilken may not fully grasp the intricacies of the BCS, the FBS and the CFP, but she has a firm grip on the ABCs of antitrust law and how it may work for Ed O'Bannon and thousands of college athletes.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  10. Lester Munson: NCAA plan in O'Bannon trial backfires

    Lester Munson

    Had the NCAA's plan worked Tuesday, it could have provided powerful support for its claims that a ban on player pay helps integrate athletes into the academic community and that it maintains the organization's ideal of amateurism. But the plan didn't work.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  11. NCAA goes for sky-will-fall defense in O'Bannon trial

    Lester Munson

    If you pay players, the NCAA lawyers insist, the sky will fall, and the collegiate sports world will end.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2014
  12. Lester Munson: Definition of 'rights' key in NCAA-O'Bannon case

    Lester Munson

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- As they battled in the O'Bannon trial Thursday over payment to college players for television broadcasts of their games, the players were talking about "rights," and the NCAA was talking about "rights," and they were talking about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  13. Lester Munson: NCAA gets a nod from judge's questions in O'Bannon...

    Lester Munson

    If the NCAA emerges from the O'Bannon trial with a victory, the turning point may have come Wednesday at 11:24 a.m. when the judge badgered the NCAA attorney into concluding his cross examination and began asking her own questions, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  14. Ed O'Bannon economist may be MVP in lawsuit against NCAA

    Lester Munson

    The plaintiffs' economist's job in the O'Bannon-NCAA case is to convince a judge that the NCAA's refusal to allow college athletes to sell their names, images and likenesses is a violation of American antitrust laws.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  15. NCAA effectively narrows down O'Bannon-NCAA case to TV revenue

    Lester Munson

    NCAA's lawyer sent the judge a clear message that the names, likenesses and images issue for paying players had been decided by a just-announced settlement and that the O'Bannon-NCAA case should now solely be about whether players should get paid for live TV broadcasts and rebroadcasts.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  16. Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against NCAA over paying players set to begin...

    Lester Munson

    A trial beginning Monday will decide whether the NCAA must pay college athletes for its use of their likenesses in television broadcasts, video games and other consumer products.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014