No. 12-2487.

731 F.3d 752 (2013)

Carl Lee ELLER, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants v. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: September 23, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael D. Hausfeld , argued, Washington, DC Mark Feinberg , Thomas B. Caswell, III , Shawn D. Stuckey , Kaisa M. Adams , Minneapolis, MN, Michael P. Lehmann , Daniel S. Mason , San Francisco, CA, Swathi Bojedla , Washington, DC, on the brief, for Appellants.

Andrew S. Tulumello , argued, Washington, DC Jeffrey L. Kessler , David Greenspan , New York, NY, Scott P. Martin , Misha Tseytlin , Washington, DC, on the brief, for Appellees.

Before LOKEN, BEAM, and BYE, Circuit Judges.

LOKEN, Circuit Judge.

In March 2011, members of the National Football League ("the NFL") — thirty-two professional football teams — commenced a lockout of players after bargaining to an impasse with the National Football League Players Association ("the NFLPA") over the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement ("CBA"). In response, active NFL players filed a class action lawsuit in the District of Minnesota alleging violations of the federal antitrust...

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