Brady et al v. National Football League et al

Filing 101

MOTION to Stay (Expedited) Pending Appeal by Arizona Cardinals, Inc., Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC, Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership, Buccaneers Limited Partnership, Buffalo Bills, Inc., Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc., Cinncinnati Bengals, Inc., Cleveland Browns LLC, Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., Denver Broncos Football Club, Detroit Lions, Inc., Football Northwest LLC, Green Bay Packers, Inc., Houston NFL Holdings LP, Indianapolis Colts, Inc., Jacksonville Jaguars Ltd., Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, Inc., Miami Dolphins, Ltd., Minnesota Vikings Football Club LLC, National Football League, New England Patriots, LP, New Orleans Louisiana Saints, LLC, New York Football Giants, Inc., New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Oakland Raiders LP, Panthers Football LLC, Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc., Rams Football Co, LLC, The, San Diego Chargers Football Co., San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd., Tennessee Football, Inc., Washington Football Inc. (Connolly, Daniel)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA ) ) TOM BRADY, et al., ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, et al.,) ) Defendants. ) ) No. 0:11-cv-00639-SRN-JJG DEFENDANTS’ EXPEDITED MOTION FOR A STAY PENDING APPEAL On April 25, 2011, the Court issued an order granting Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction barring the NFL and its member clubs from implementing a lockout (the “Order”) (Dkt No. 99). Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 62(c), Defendants National Football League and each of the NFL Clubs respectfully request a stay of the Court’s Order pending their expedited appeal of the Order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In support of this Motion, Defendants rely on the accompanying Memorandum of Law, as well as the briefing, declarations, exhibits, and argument submitted with respect to the motions for preliminary injunction. Respectfully submitted, David Boies (pro hac vice) BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 333 Main Street Armonk, NY 10504 (914) 749-8200 (914) 749-8300 (fax) William A. Isaacson (pro hac vice) BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP 5301 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington, DC 20015 (202) 237-2727 (202) 237-6131 (fax) s/Daniel J. Connolly Daniel J. Connolly #197247 Aaron D. Van Oort #315539 FAEGRE & BENSON LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center 90 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901 (612) 766-7806 (612) 766-1600 (fax) Gregg H. Levy (pro hac vice) Benjamin C. Block (pro hac vice) COVINGTON & BURLING LLP 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20004-2401 (202) 662-6000 (202) 662-6291 (fax) Counsel for the NFL and NFL Clubs April 25, 2011 -2-

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