The National Basketball Association filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the players' union seeking a declaratory judgment that the lockout of players does not violate antitrust laws.
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The NBA said the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, arises from the players' union's threatened use of antitrust litigation to extract a more favorable contract in ongoing negotiations.
The case is National Basketball Association v. National Basketball Players Association, et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 11-5369.