Brady et al v. National Football League et al

Filing 157

Amended MOTION to Alter/Amend/Supplement Pleadings Leave to Amend and Crossclaim by Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ryan Collins, Carl Eller. (Attachments: # 1 Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 2 Exhibit Index to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 3 Exhibit(s) A-O to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 4 Exhibit(s) P to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 5 Exhibit(s) Q-T to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 6 Exhibit(s) U to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 7 Exhibit(s) V-X to Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim, # 8 Redlined Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaim)(Stuckey, Shawn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA Carl Eller, Priest Holmes, Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ryan Collins, and Antawan Walker, individually, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Civil Action No: 11-cv-00639 SRN/JJG Plaintiffs, v. National Football League, Arizona Cardinals, Inc., Atlanta Falcons Football Club LLC, Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership, Buffalo Bills, Inc., Panthers Football LLC, Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc., Cincinnati Bengals, Inc., Cleveland Browns LLC, Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., Denver Broncos Football Club, Detroit Lions, Inc., 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, New England Patriots, LP, New Orleans Louisiana Saints, LLC, New York Football Giants, Inc., New York Jets Football Club, Inc., Oakland Raiders LP, Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, Inc., Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc., San Diego Chargers Football Co., San Francisco Forty Niners Ltd., Football Northwest LLC, The Rams Football Co. LLC, Buccaneers Limited Partnership, Tennessee Football, Inc., Washington Football Inc. AMENDED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT AND CROSSCLAIM Defendants. ---------------------------------------------------x Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(a) and Fed.R.Civ.P. 13, Plaintiffs Carl Eller, Obafemi 1 Ayanbadejo, and Ryan Collins the (“Eller Plaintiffs”) hereby move the Court for leave to file and serve their Second Amended Complaint and Crossclaims. The Eller Plaintiffs’ original Motion for Leave to Amend sought to add three claims. Specifically those claims were: 1) A claim for monetary relief in addition to the original injunctive relief claim; 2) A cause of action against the NFL Defendants, the National Football League Players Association (“NFLPA”) and its Executive Director, DeMaurice Smith, and a Crossclaim against Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Ben Leber, Logan Mankins, Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Brian Robison, Osi Umenyiora, and Mike Vrabel (the named plaintiffs in the case of Brady v. NFL, No. 0:11-cv-00639 SRN JGG (D. Minn.) (“the Brady Plaintiffs”)) for unlawfully engaging in settlement negotiations; and 3) A cause of action against the NFLPA for breach of fiduciary duties. Additionally, the Eller Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to Amend sought to add additional plaintiffs. In addition to the changes proposed in the original Motion for Leave to Amend, this Amended Motion for Leave to Amend is submitted to correct the caption on the originally filed Motion, to remove proposed Plaintiff Michael Haynes from the previously proposed Second Amended Complaint (Dkt. 142-1), and to make changes/additions to two paragraphs of the proposed Second Amended Complaint in light of the recent decision in this case by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday July 8, 2011. See Brady v. NFL, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 14111 (8th Cir. 2011) (“Brady”). 2 Specifically, by this Amended Motion, the Eller Plaintiffs seek leave to file the Second Amended Complaint with the following changes in addition to those set forth above: 1) Correct the caption to reflect the existing caption as opposed to the proposed caption; 2) Remove proposed Plaintiff Michael Haynes from the caption; 3) Remove Paragraph 18, which made reference to Michael Haynes; 4) Change Paragraph 165 (formerly Paragraph 166) by correcting the misspelling of “declaratory rlief[,]” changing it to “declaratory relief” and adding after “declaratory relief” the phrase “and injunctive relief pursuant to 29 U.S.C. Section 107”; and 5) Change Paragraph 5 of the Prayer for Relief by adding the phrase “and injunctive relief.” Additionally, in light of the Eighth Circuit’s Opinion in Brady, the Eller Plaintiffs plan to file a request for a hearing on the requested injunctive relief. This Amended Motion is based upon all of the files and records herein, the Memorandum of Law filed in Support of the Motion, and the recent decision in Brady. Dated: July 13, 2011 Respectfully Submitted, Michael D. Hausfeld Hilary K. Scherrer HAUSFELD LLP 1700 K Street, NW s/Shawn D. Stuckey Mark J. Feinberg (#28654) Michael E. Jacobs (#0309552) Shawn D. Stuckey (#0388976) ZELLE HOFMANN VOELBEL & 3 Suite 650 Washington, D.C. 20006 Telephone: (202) 540-7200 Facsimile: (202) 540-7201 MASON, LLP 500 Washington Avenue, South Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Telephone: (612) 339-2020 Facsimile: (612) 336-9100 Michael P. Lehmann Jon T. King Arthur N. Bailey, Jr. HAUSFELD LLP 44 Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 633-1908 Facsimile: (415) 358-4980 Daniel S. Mason ZELLE HOFMANN VOELBEL & MASON, LLP 44 Montgomery Street Suite 3400 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 633-0700 Facsimile: (415) 693-0770 Samuel D. Heins (#43576) Vince J. Esades (#249361) HEINS MILLS & OLSON, P.L.C. 310 Clifton Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Telephone: (612) 338-4605 Facsimile: (612)338-4692 Attorneys for Plaintiffs 4 360184v3

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