NFL Clubs Secure Summary Judgment in Players' Medication Case

Skadden and its co-counsel secured a victory for the member clubs of the National Football League, ending a case filed by 13 retired NFL players on behalf of a putative class of retired players. The case alleged that ex-players suffered from injuries resulting from the purported improper administration of prescription drugs and painkillers during their playing days. On July 21, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the member clubs' motion for summary judgment.