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01-05-2013, 12:32 PM
Erik Estrada
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If the mediation talks fall apart, Fehr needs to do the DOI ASAP. It could be the only chance to save the season. Either it forces a deal (not counting on it), or the Courts could force them to play... Precedents in Appeal Courts in First Circuit, 7th Circuit and 9th Circuit is that a Federal Court can enjoin a lockout (unlike 8th Circuit in 2011 NFL Brady Case).

The NHL has teams in California and Arizona (9th Circuit) and could ask a Federal Court there to enjoin the lockout. Local 2750, Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union v. Cole, 663 F.2d 983 (9th Circuit. 1981) is a solid precedent.

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