The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the NFL owners a big win today, reversing the District Court ruling to lift the NFL lockout, handing the league a victory in a labor stoppage. Personally, I’m counting this as a loss for Tom Brady. He was the “starter” as the lead plaintiff in the players’ class action.
There is a pretty strong dissent in the case by a Clinton appointee. The court split right on party lines.
What does this mean? I think the deal is done. Now they are just battling over the details. The owners were going to win 80% of those details. Now they win 90%.
You can find a copy of the 8th Circuit Opinion here.