The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday the National Football League can continue its player lockout until the legality of the lockout is decided. A hearing is scheduled for June 3, and NFL owners and players have resumed court-ordered mediation.
The lockout, as the Dayton Business Journal explains, is the result of a labor dispute over how to split the league’s annual revenue. The lockout was lifted April 25, but a temporary stay was ordered April 29. Yesterday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson makes the stay permanent.