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Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Eligibility, Rules, and Process

An examination of the process of salary negotiation in the NHL, followed by a panel discussion comparing that process to Major League Baseball’s.

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Hot topics in sports arbitration

The panelists discuss recent developments in sports arbitration including, especially, the Terrell Owens decision issued by Arbitrator Richard Bloch.

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Bunts, dunks, punts, and strikes in professional sports arbitration

A panel discussion of arbitration in the professional sports of baseball (disputes arising from a contraction in the number of league teams); basketball (salary disputes); and football (work stoppage issues).

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A review of he use of arbitration to resolve injury claims and contract terms under the NFL/Players Association collective-bargaining agreements. Unique circumstances are seen in the context of antitrust litigation and industry concerns.

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A review of injury and issues disputes arbitration in football since 1973. The arbitration procedure is viewed as overburdened and in distress. Factors viewed as contributing to the abuse of the system includes players’ identity crises, inapplicability of the industrial model, short careers, salary diversity, limited contact by the Union with players because of geographic …

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A review of the development of individual salary final-offer arbitration procedures and criteria, used in baseball since 1973, and the distinctions between baseball arbitration and other, more traditional industrial models.

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A discussion of the impact of grievance arbitration on major league baseball; especially upon the relationship between the players and the owners. Three individual, high-profile cases are described as examples.

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Arbitration in professional athletics

The authors examine collective bargaining and arbitration in baseball and football, and the role the baseball and football commissioners have played in resolving player disputes.

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