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UB law professor kicks off football season with court victory over NFL

‘The NFL has defended a lot of cases by arguing various preemptions and immunities,’ says Phillip J. Closius, who is representing plaintiffs as of counsel at Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC in Baltimore. ‘This is the first appellate decision that has gone the other way.’ (File photo)

A University of Baltimore law professor scored a big win against the National Football League on behalf of a Hall of Fame defensive end, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and other retired players as the NFL was preparing to kick off its season Thursday.

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