In this case, we’re going to take a look at whether your lawyer knows where the other side is standing and whether they’re in the best position to take the best legal action.
Let’s begin with the basics: Is your lawyer representing you against a player or a team?
Is your team representing you in an arbitration case?
Is the opposing team trying to win an unfair advantage or are you just trying to defend your interests?
If your lawyer represents you in one of those, they should know where your side is and why they’re representing you, so let’s take a quick look at their work and what they’ve been up to.
To understand how to determine if your attorney is representing your side in a case, it’s helpful to understand the different kinds of cases that can be litigated in the NFL and the NFLPA’s rules.
For example, a player’s lawyers may be working on a case that involves a player who is under contract with another team or is a player under contract for another team.
A player can sue his or her team if that team’s lawyer or agent fails to take reasonable steps to defend him or her, according to the NFL’s rules on legal representation.
But, if the lawyer or team is representing the player, they need to take action to defend the player.
Here are a few examples of cases where the opposing side has an interest in defending a player:•The player has a grievance against a team because the player has suffered an injury or medical condition.
In that case, the player’s lawyer may have the option to pursue a settlement that gives the player more money, more compensation, or a lesser penalty for the injury or condition, according the NFL rules.
The team may have an interest to defend its players.•The opposing team has an injury to a player that could jeopardize the team’s chances of winning a playoff game or a Super Bowl.
In those cases, the opposing players lawyers can take action that would help the injured player.
But if the player or the opposing teams attorneys are representing the team, they can’t do that.•A player has been injured and has requested to be paid more money for a year, but the team has refused to pay the player that request.
If the player wants to collect on that extra payment, he or she may have to sue the opposing player.•Your team is trying to help you with a pending case that could affect the team and/or the NFL, and the opposing lawyer has a vested interest in protecting the player and the team.
The opposing lawyer could argue that the opposing party is trying “to prevent the players’ agent from representing the players” and that the player is “in the best place to negotiate a contract that is fair and equitable.”
The NFL’s legal advisers have advised players that it’s best to work with a lawyer representing their interests, and it’s important to know if your lawyers are representing you.
If your lawyer isn’t representing you well, they might be taking advantage of you by working on cases against the opposing league.