Appeals Court Reinstates NFL Lockout During Appeal

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By Kevin Fayle on May 17, 2011 10:10 AM

A panel of the 8th Circuit has reinstated the NFL player lockout after finding that the NFL would suffer an irreparable harm without a stay of the lower court's order enjoining the lockout. The court also determined that the NFL's case was likely to succeed on the merits since the district court probably did not have jurisdiction to issue the injunction in the first place. Appeals Court Reinstates NFL Lockout During Appeal