41 F.3d 402 (8th Cir. 1994), 93-3375, White v. National Football League

Docket Nº:93-3375, 93-3381, 93-3382, 93-3403, 93-3415.
Citation:41 F.3d 402
Party Name:70,811, 31 Fed.R.Serv.3d 293 Reggie WHITE; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees, Byron Evans, Objector-Appellant, v. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys Football Club, L
Case Date:December 06, 1994
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
 
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41 F.3d 402 (8th Cir. 1994)

70,811,

31 Fed.R.Serv.3d 293

Reggie WHITE; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann

McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

Byron Evans, Objector-Appellant,

v.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo

Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati

Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys

Football Club, Ltd.; PDB Sports, Ltd.; The Detroit Lions,

Inc.; The Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Houston Oilers, Inc.;

Indianapolis Colts, Inc.; Kansas City Chiefs Football Club,

Inc.; The Los Angeles Raiders, Ltd.; Los Angeles Rams

Football Company, Inc.; Miami Dolphins, Ltd.; Minnesota

Vikings Football Club, Inc.; KMS Patriots, L.P.; The New

Orleans Saints Limited Partnership; New York Football

Giants, Inc.; New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Defendants-Appellees,

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Defendant,

B & B Holdings, Inc.; Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.;

The Chargers Football; The San Francisco Forty-Niners,

Ltd.; Seattle Seahawks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Area NFL Football

Club, Inc.; Pro-Football, Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

Reggie White; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann

McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

Sean JONES; Ken Norton, Jr.; Eric Allen; Patrick Hunter;

William C. Matthews; Leslie O'Neal; Eric Sanders; Chris

Dishman; Lomas Brown; Neil Smith; Van Waiters; Broderick

Thompson; Curtis Duncan; Jerry Ball, Intervenors-Appellants,

v.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo

Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati

Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys

Football Club, Ltd.; PDB Sports, Ltd.; The Detroit Lions,

Inc.; The Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Houston Oilers, Inc.;

Indianapolis Colts, Inc.; Kansas City Chiefs Football Club,

Inc.; The Los Angeles Raiders, Ltd.; Los Angeles Rams

Football Company, Inc.; Miami Dolphins, Ltd.; Minnesota

Vikings Football Club, Inc.; KMS Patriots, L.P.; The New

Orleans Saints Limited Partnership; New York Football

Giants, Inc.; New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Defendants-Appellees,

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Defendant,

B & B Holdings, Inc.; Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.;

The Chargers Football; The San Francisco Forty-Niners,

Ltd.; Seattle Seahawks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Area NFL Football

Club, Inc.; Pro-Football, Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

Reggie White; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann

McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

Terry Orr, Intervenor-Appellant,

Shane Collins; Ron Middleton, Intervenors,

Mark Schlereth, Intervenor-Appellant,

Kelly Goodburn; David Gulledge; Ed Simmons, Intervenors,

Matt Elliot; Joe Jacoby, Intervenors-Appellants,

Sidney Johnson; Kurt Gouveia; Ravin Caldwell, Intervenors,

Mark Rypien, Intervenor-Appellant,

James A. Jenkins; Johnny Thomas; Eric Williams; Don

Warren; Jeff Bostic; Todd Bowles, Intervenors,

Ray Brown, Intervenor-Appellant,

Jason Buck, Intervenor,

Earnest A. Byner, Intervenor-Appellant,

Desmond Howard; Anthony Johnson; Brian Mitchell, Intervenors,

Ricky Sanders, Intervenor-Appellant,

Paul SIEVER, Intervenor,

v.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo

Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati

Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys

Football Club, Ltd.; PDB Sports, Ltd.; The Detroit Lions,

Inc.; The Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Houston Oilers, Inc.;

Indianapolis Colts, Inc.; Kansas City Chiefs Football Club,

Inc.; The Los Angeles Raiders, Ltd.; Los Angeles Rams

Football Company, Inc.; Miami Dolphins, Ltd.; Minnesota

Vikings Football Club, Inc.; KMS Patriots, L.P.; The New

Orleans Saints Limited Partnership; New York Football

Giants, Inc.; New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Defendants-Appellees,

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Defendant,

B & B Holdings, Inc.; Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.;

The Chargers Football; The San Francisco Forty-Niners,

Ltd.; Seattle Seahawks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Area NFL Football

Club, Inc.; Pro-Football, Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

Reggie White; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann

McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

Mark DUSBABEK; Carl Lee; Audray McMillian; Felix Wright;

Cody Risien; Mark Harper; Sammy Martin; Don

Beebe; Gregory Scales, Objectors-Appellants,

v.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo

Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati

Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys

Football Club, Ltd.; PDB Sports, Ltd.; The Detroit Lions,

Inc.; The Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Houston Oilers, Inc.;

Indianapolis Colts, Inc.; Kansas City Chiefs Football Club,

Inc.; The Los Angeles Raiders, Ltd.; Los Angeles Rams

Football Company, Inc.; Miami Dolphins, Ltd.; Minnesota

Vikings Football Club, Inc.; KMS Patriots, L.P.; The New

Orleans Saints Limited Partnership; New York Football

Giants, Inc.; New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Defendants-Appellees,

The Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Defendant,

B & B Holdings, Inc.; Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.;

The Chargers Football; The San Francisco Forty-Niners,

Ltd.; Seattle Seahawks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Area NFL Football

Club, Inc.; Pro-Football, Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

Reggie WHITE; Michael Buck; Hardy Nickerson; Vann

McElroy; Dave Duerson, Plaintiffs-Appellees,

Maurice Hurst; John Fourcade, Objectors-Appellants,

v.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE; The Five Smiths, Inc.; Buffalo

Bills, Inc.; Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.; Cincinnati

Bengals, Inc.; Cleveland Browns, Inc.; The Dallas Cowboys

Football Club, Ltd.; PDB Sports, Ltd.; The Detroit Lions,

Inc.; The Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Houston Oilers, Inc.;

Indianapolis Colts, Inc.; Kansas City
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