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Solt v. NFL

Solt v. NFL

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""JS44(Rev.12/07)
CIVIL
COVERSHEET
TheJS44civilcoversheetandthe
information
containedhereinneitherreplacenorsupplementthefilingandserviceofpleadingsorotherpapersasrequiredbylaw,exceptasprovidedbylocalrulesofcourt.Thisform,approvedbytheJudicialConferenceoftheUnitedStatesinSeptember1974,isrequiredfortheuseoftheClerkofCourtforthepurposeofmitiatingthecivildocketsheet.(SEEINSTRUCTIONSONTHEREVERSEOFTHEFORM.)
I.
(a)
PLAINTIFFS
RONSOLT,
etal.
(b)
CountyofResidenceofFirstListedPlaintiff
LUZERNECOUNTY
(EXCEPTINU.S.PLAINTIFFCASES)
(c)
Attorney's(FirmName,Address,andTelephoneNumber)
LocksLawFirm,601WalnutSt,Suite720E,Phila.,PA19106
(215L8.93-0100.
Attorneys(IfKnown)DEFENDANTS
NATIONALFOOTBALLLEAGUE,etal.
County
of
ResidenceofFirstListedDefendant
NewYorkCounty
(INU.S.PLAINTIFFCASESONLY)NOTE:INLANDCONDEMNATIONCASES,USETHELOCATIONOFTHELANDINVOLVED.(ForDiversityCasesOnJy)
~
itizenofThisStateCitizenofAnotherStateFORFEITURE/PENALTY.
o
610Agriculture
o
620OtherFood
&
Drug
o
625DrugRelatedSeizureofProperty21USC881
o
630LiquorLaws
o
640R.R.
&
Truck
o
650AirlineRegs.
o
660OccupationalSafety/Health
o
690OtherLABOR
o
710FairLaborStandardsAct
II.
BASISOFJURISDICTION(Placean"X"inOneBoxOnJy)
o
I
U.S.GoverumentPlaintiff
o
3FederalQuestion(U.S.GoverumentNotaParty)III.CITIZENSHIPOFPRINCIPALPARTIES(Placean"X"inOneBoxforPlaintiffandOneBoxforDefendant)
DEF
PTF
DEF
o
1Incorporated
or
PrincipalPlace0404ofBusinessInThisState02U.S.GoverumentDefendantDiversity(IndicateCitizenshipofPartiesinItem
lJI)
IV.NATUREOFSUIT(Placean
t'X't
inOneBoxOnlv)
o
2
o
2
Incorporated
and
PrincipalPlaceofBusinessInAnotherState
o
606
303ForeignNation
o
5
I
.
PERSONALINJURYPERSONALINJURY
o
310Airplane0362PersonalInjury-
o
130MillerAct0315AirplaneProductMed.Malpractice
o
140NegotiableInstrumentLiability0365PersonalInjury-
o
150RecoveryofOverpayment0320Assault,Libel
&
ProductLiability
&
EnforcementofJudgmentSlander0368AsbestosPersonal
o
151MedicareAct0330FederalEmployers'InjuryProduct
o
152RecoveryofDefaultedLiabilityLiabilityStudentLoans0340MarinePERSONALPROPERTY(Exc!.Veterans)0345MarineProduct0370OtherFraud
o
153RecoveryofOverpaymentLiability0371TruthinLendingofVeteran'sBenefits0350MotorVehicle0380OtherPersonal
o
160Stockholders'Suits0355MotorVehiclePropertyDamage
o
190OtherContract_/'ProductLiability0385PropertyDamage0720
Labor/Mgmt,
Relations
o
195ContractProductLiability
iT
360OtherPersonalProductLiability0730LaboriMgmt.Reporting
o
196FranchiseIniurv
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210LandCondemnation0441Voting0510MotionstoVacate0790OtherLaborLitigation
o
220Foreclosure0442EmploymentSentence0791EmpJ.Ret.Inc.
o
230RentLease
&
Ejectment0443Housing!HabeasCorpus:SecurityAct
o
240TortstoLandAccommodations0530General
o
245TortProductLiability0444Welfare0535DeathPenalty
o
290AllOtherRealProperty0445Amer.w/Disabilities-0540Mandamus
&
OtherEmployment0
o
446Amer.w/Disabilities-0Other
o
440OtherCivilRights
o
110Insurance
o
120Marine550CivilRights555PrisonConditionJMMIGRATION
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462NaturalizationApplication
o
463HabeasCorpus-AlienDetainee
o
465OtherImmigration
Actions
BANKRUPTCY
o
422Appeal28USC158
o
4~3Withdrawal28USC157
I'KU.I'E
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820Copyrights
o
830Patent
o
840TrademarkSOIALSECURITY0861HIA(1395ff)
o
862BlackLung(923)
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864SSIDTitleXVI
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TAX
SUtTSOTIfERSTATtlTES0400StateReapportionment0410Antitrust0430BanksandBanking0450Commerce0460Deportation0470RacketeerInfluencedandCorruptOrganizations0
480ConsumerCredit
0490
Cable/Sat
TV
0
810SelectiveService
0
850Securities/Commodities!
Exchange
0875CustomerChallengeI2USC34IO0890OtherStatutoryActions0891AgriculturalActs0892EconomicStabilizationAct0893
EnvironmentalMatters
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870Taxes(U.S.PlaintifforDefendant)
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4
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06
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Litigation
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(Do
notcitejurisdictionalstatutesunlessdiversity):Briefdescriptionofcause:VII.REQUESTEDINCOMPLAINT:CHECKIFTHISISACLASSACTIONUNDERF.R.C.P.
23
OtherPersonalInjuryDEMAND$lnexcess
0
$5
million
CHECKYESonlyifdeman~dincomplaint:
JURYDEMAND:
iV"Yes
0
NoVIII.RELATEDCASE(S)IF
ANY
(Seeinstructions):RECEIPT
#
AMOUNT
--------
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DOCKETNUMBER
12-0092
MAG.JUDGE
 
JS44Reverse(Rev.12/07)
INSTRUCTIONSFORATTORNEYSCOMPLETINGCIVILCOVERSHEETFORMJS44
AuthorityForCivilCoverSheetTheJS44civilcoversheetandtheinformationcontainedhereinneitherreplacesnorsupplementsthefilingsandserviceofpleadingorotherpapersasrequiredbylaw,exceptasprovidedbylocalrulesofcourt.Thisform,approvedbytheJudicialConferenceoftheUnitedStatesinSeptember1974,isrequiredfortheuseoftheClerkofCourtforthepurposeofinitiatingthecivildocketsheet.Consequently,acivilcoversheetissubmittedtotheClerkofCourtforeachcivilcomplaintfiled.Theattorneyfilingacaseshouldcompletetheformasfollows:I.(a)Plaintiffs-Defendants.Enternames(last,first,middleinitial)ofplaintiffanddefendant.Iftheplaintiffordefendantisagovernmentagency,useonlythefullnameorstandardabbreviations.Iftheplaintiffordefendantisanofficialwithinagovernmentagency,identifyfirsttheagencyandthentheofficial,givingbothnameandtitle.(b)CountyofResidence.Foreachcivilcasefiled,exceptU.S.plaintiffcases,enterthenameofthecountywherethefirstlistedplaintiffresidesatthetimeoffiling.InU.S.plaintiffcases,enterthenameofthecountyinwhichthefirstlisteddefendantresidesatthetimeoffiling.(NOTE:Inlandcondemnationcases,thecountyofresidenceofthe"defendant"isthelocationofthetractoflandinvolved.)(c)Attorneys.Enterthefirmname,address,telephonenumber,andattorneyofrecord.Ifthereareseveralattorneys,listthemonanattachment,notinginthissection"(seeattachment)".II.Jurisdiction.ThebasisofjurisdictionissetforthunderRule8(a),F.R.C.P.,whichrequiresthatjurisdictionsbeshowninpleadings.Placean"X"inoneoftheboxes.Ifthereismorethanonebasisofjurisdiction,precedenceisgivenintheordershownbelow.UnitedStatesplaintiff.(1)Jurisdictionbasedon28U.S.C.1345and1348.SuitsbyagenciesandofficersoftheUnitedStatesareincludedhere.UnitedStatesdefendant.(2)WhentheplaintiffissuingtheUnitedStates,itsofficersoragencies,placean"X"inthisbox.Federalquestion.(3)Thisreferstosuitsunder28U.S.C.1331,wherejurisdictionarisesundertheConstitutionoftheUnitedStates,anamendmenttotheConstitution,anactofCongressoratreatyoftheUnitedStates.IncaseswheretheU.S.isaparty,theU.S.plaintiffordefendantcodetakesprecedence,andbox1or2shouldbemarked.Diversityofcitizenship.(4)Thisreferstosuitsunder28U.S.C.1332,wherepartiesarecitizensofdifferentstates.WhenBox4ischecked,thecitizenshipofthedifferentpartiesmustbechecked.(SeeSectionIIIbelow;federalquestionactionstakeprecedenceoverdiversitycases.)III.Residence(citizenship)ofPrincipalParties.ThissectionoftheJS44istobecompletedifdiversityofcitizenshipwasindicatedabove.Markthissectionforeachprincipalparty.IV.NatureofSuit.Placean"X"intheappropriatebox.Ifthenatureofsuitcannotbedetermined,besurethecauseofaction,inSectionVIbelow,issufficienttoenablethedeputyclerkorthestatisticalclerksintheAdministrativeOfficetodeterminethenatureofsuit.Ifthecausefitsmorethanonenatureofsuit,selectthemostdefinitive.V.Origin.Placean"X"inoneofthesevenboxes.OriginalProceedings.(1)CaseswhichoriginateintheUnitedStatesdistrictcourts.RemovedfromStateCourt.(2)ProceedingsinitiatedinstatecourtsmayberemovedtothedistrictcourtsunderTitle28U.S.C.,Section1441.Whenthepetitionforremovalisgranted,checkthisbox.RemandedfromAppellateCourt.(3)Checkthisboxforcasesremandedtothedistrictcourtforfurtheraction.Usethedateofremandasthefilingdate.ReinstatedorReopened.(4)Checkthisboxforcasesreinstatedorreopenedinthedistrictcourt.Usethereopeningdateasthefilingdate.TransferredfromAnotherDistrict.(5)ForcasestransferredunderTitle28U.S.C.Section1404(a).Donotusethisforwithindistricttransfersormultidistrictlitigationtransfers.MultidistrictLitigation.(6)CheckthisboxwhenamultidistrictcaseistransferredintothedistrictunderauthorityofTitle28U.S.C.Section1407.Whenthisboxischecked,donotcheck(5)above.AppealtoDistrictJudgefromMagistrateJudgment.(7)Checkthisboxforanappealfromamagistratejudge'sdecision.VI.CauseofAction.Reportthecivilstatutedirectlyrelatedtothecauseofactionandgiveabriefdescriptionofthecause.Donotcitejurisdictionalstatutesunlessdiversity.Example:U.S.CivilStatute:47USC553BriefDescription:OnauthoflzedreceptionofcableserviceVII.RequestedinComplaint.ClassAction.Placean"X"inthisboxifyouarefilingaclassactionunderRule23,F.R.Cv.P.Demand.Inthisspaceenterthedollaramount(inthousandsofdollars)beingdemandedorindicateotherdemandsuchasapreliminaryinjunction.JuryDemand.Checktheappropriateboxtoindicatewhetherornotajuryisbeingdemanded.VIII.RelatedCases.ThissectionoftheJS44isusedtoreferencerelatedpendingcasesifany.
If
therearerelatedpendingcases,insertthedocketnumbersandthecorrespondingjudgenamesforsuchcases.DateandAttorneySignature.Dateandsignthecivilcoversheet.
 
INTHEUNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTFORTHEEASTERNDISTRICTOFPENNSYLVANIACASEMANAGEMENTTRACKDESIGNATIONFORMCIVILACTION
RONSaLT,
etal.
v.
NATIONALFOOTBALLLEAGUE,
et
al.
NO.InaccordancewiththeCivilJusticeExpenseandDelayReductionPlanofthiscourt,counselforplaintiffshallcompleteaCaseManagementTrackDesignationForminallcivilcasesatthetimeoffilingthecomplaintandserveacopyonalldefendants.(See§1:03oftheplansetforthonthereversesideofthisform.)Intheeventthatadefendantdoesnotagreewiththeplaintiffregardingsaiddesignation,thatdefendantshall,withitsfirstappearance,submittotheclerkofcourtandserveontheplaintiffandallotherparties,aCaseManagementTrackDesignationFormspecifyingthetracktowhichthatdefendantbelievesthecaseshouldbeassigned.SELECTONEOFTHEFOLLOWINGCASEMANAGEMENTTRACKS:(a)HabeasCorpus-Casesbroughtunder28U.S.C.§2241through§2255.()(b)SocialSecurity-CasesrequestingreviewofadecisionoftheSecretaryofHealthandHumanServicesdenyingplaintiffSocialSecurityBenefits.()(c)Arbitration-CasesrequiredtobedesignatedforarbitrationunderLocalCivilRule53.2.()(d)Asbestos-Casesinvolvingclaimsforpersonalinjuryorpropertydamagefromexposuretoasbestos.()(e)SpecialManagement-Casesthatdonotfallintotracks(a)through(d)thatarecommonlyreferredtoascomplexandthatneedspecialorintensemanagementbythecourt.(Seereversesideofthisformforadetailedexplanationofspecialmanagementcases.)(f)StandardManagement-Casesthatdonotfallintoanyoneoftheothertracks.
e~
()
DateAttorneyforttorney-at-law
Plaintiffs
(215)893-3434
(215)893-3444glocks@lockslaw.com
TelephoneFAXNumberE-MailAddress
(Civ.660)10/02

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