Some News in Sports (and Wrestling)

The WSJ Law Blog recently reported that the National Football League is now exempt from suits in the event of a terrorist attack. This protection only extends to companies’ services or equipment that meet the anti-terrorism effectiveness standards established by the Department of Homeland Security.

In other sporting news (sort of), a federal judged dismissed the claims of former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers. The former wrestlers claimed that their employer – the WWE – denied them of health care and other benefits because the WWE misclassified its wresters as independent contractors. The judge’s decision is consistent with the opinion of WWE Attorney Jerry McDevitt, who commented that the wrestlers were “big guys who signed big guy contracts.”

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