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  1. Lester Munson: Big year in court system for sports

    Lester Munson

    The Aaron Hernandez trial, which began Thursday, is not the only dramatic and important legal case involving sports that will be decided in the coming weeks.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  2. Lester Munson: NFL had rough time at Ray Rice hearing

    Lester Munson

    Roger Goodell was the first witness in the Ray Rice hearing, and the transcript shows that his answers were vague and inconsistent, Lester Munson writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  3. Lester Munson: NFL concussion settlement judge has tough decision...

    Lester Munson

    For the judge who must decide whether the NFL concussion agreement is "fair, adequate and reasonable," it will be a difficult decision.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 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. 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
  6. Rutgers whistleblower Eric Murdock has tough road for wrongful-te...

    Lester Munson

    Eric Murdock says he was fired as a Rutgers University basketball staff member because he blew the whistle on the coaching abuses of Mike Rice, and he has filed a lawsuit demanding monetary damages. In the days since "Outside the Lines" interviewed M...

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  7. NFL retirement board ruling seems like slam dunk for players, but...

    Lester Munson

    The logic seems inevitable: If an NFL disability board decided 12 years ago after a contested hearing that concussions cause serious damage, the NFL should be legally required to admit now and forever that concussions cause serious damage.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  8. Defense attorneys steal show on opening day of Aaron Hernandez tr...

    Lester Munson

    Great trial lawyers are able to distill their arguments into a single phrase, and that's exactly what the lead lawyer for Aaron Hernandez did Thursday in his opening statement to the jury. Nearly two dozen times in a 48-minute presentation, attorney ...

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  9. Lester Munson: Mueller Report on NFL's handling of Rice case show...

    Lester Munson

    Robert Mueller's recounting of events after Ray Rice's arrest for a brutal assault on his then-fiancee makes the actions and inactions of the NFL security apparatus look like sheer incompetence, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  10. Lawsuit NFLPA crafted on behalf of Adrian Peterson nearly flawles...

    Lester Munson

    The theory of the union lawyers is that the NFL's actions and the arbitrator's decision are so clearly violations of rules of fundamental fairness that any judge anywhere must take an action that most judges would never consider, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  11. NFL concussion settlement gets day in court

    Lester Munson

    A federal judge in Philadelphia will conduct a hearing Wednesday to determine whether a settlement of the massive NFL concussion litigation is "fair, adequate and reasonable" for thousands of retired players who have suffered concussion-related injuries.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  12. Lester Munson: Commissioners need only follow basic guidelines to...

    Lester Munson

    When lawyers for players demand due process and league officials assert that they have already provided it, it can be confusing to fans. Throw in the fact that the players are governed by collective bargaining agreements and it can be even more confusing, writes Lester Munson.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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