Tom Brady along with the National Football League Player's Association are currently in a federal lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against the National Football League. The case centers on the appropriate use of power by the NFL commissioner to act as labor arbitrator, but is that really what it is about? How did the loss of a small amount of air in a few footballs balloon into a federal case? Attorney James M. Lynch of Stevenson, Lynch & Owens, P.C. recently wrote an excellent post outlining the legal arguments that both sides have, and why, in his opinion, Brady has the stronger case: Brady Federal Deflategate Appeal: A Lawyer’s View . As a lawyer, I found the analysis intriguing, but as a mediator, I wonder if the legal analysis of this case misses the point. Tom Brady isn't in court to stand up for labor unions. The fans and the public don't care that much about whether Roger Goodell's decision was consistent with the "practices of industry&q
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