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Alliance of American Football Logo with Image of Charging Player

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) played its first games to great fanfare in February 2019. Eight weeks later, its operations were “indefinitely suspended.” Two players in the league, who had three-year contracts, bring this class action against AAF Players, LLC (the AAF), Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC, AAF Properties, LLC, Ebersol Sports Media Group, Inc. and individuals Thomas Dundon and Charles “Charlie” Ebersol.

University at Buffalo Campus

Plaintiff Adam Lott played football at University at Buffalo (UB) from 2006 to 2011. He now suffers from emotional instability and losses of impulse control, inhibition, concentration, and memory. The complaint for this class action alleges that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) knew about the dangers of football for decades yet took no steps to guard the safety of college players. The complaint charges the NCAA with negligence, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment.

Rams Helmet

Three class actions brought against the St. Louis Rams are resolved in this settlement. The lawsuits claimed that when the Rams moved to Los Angeles in 2016, they breached contracts and violated the rights that plaintiffs had under personal seat license (PSL) agreements. 

Football Player Taking Impact to Head

“[T]he majority of football-related hits to the head exceed 20Gs, with some approaching 100Gs.” So says the complaint for this class action, suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for not disclosing information about the traumatic effects of head injuries, even though, the complaint says, the organization knew about them for decades. 

Football Player Tumbling on Head

Is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) responsible for not adequately warning college football players about brain injuries? Can a class action successfully address this? This class action brings suit against the NCAA as well as the University of La Verne (ULV) by a former college athlete who played for ULV from 1992-1994.

Swimming Event from 2015 FINA World Championships

This antitrust class action takes on the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), or the International Federation of Swimming. The complaint alleges that FINA controls swimmers’ access to participation in the Olympics and uses that control to keep swimmers’ pay low and to prevent any similar organization from entering the market. 

Atanta Hawks Merchandise

This settlement resolves a class action claiming that the Hawks Shop at the Philips Arena in Atlanta violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) by printing the expiration date of customer credit or debit cards on receipts.