Lisa Banks, Debra Katz threaten legal action against NFL

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The NFL appears to be fearful about being sued by way of Commanders proprietor Daniel Snyder, if the league tries to drive him out. The NFL it seems that must even be fearful about being sued by way of former Commanders staff.

Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz have despatched a letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell threatening swimsuit against the league over the possible disclosure of the names of shoppers who cooperated with legal professional Beth Wilkinson’s investigation to Snyder.

The letter refers back to the contemporary ESPN article, which contends amongst many different issues that “Snyder used Beth Wilkinson’s investigation as a ‘tip sheet’ to compile his ‘enemies list’ and to create his 100-slide presentation.”

“If true, this was in clear violation of a very specific promise the NFL made to our clients, through Ms. Wilkinson and her team, that witness names would be kept confidential and not shared with Mr. Snyder or the Washington Commanders,” the legal professionals wrote to Goodell. “It was based solely on this assurance that many of our clients agreed to participate in the investigation, as they feared retaliation if their names were disclosed.

“This fear was apparently well-founded. After participating in the investigation, and after the NFL revealed witness names, several of our clients were harassed by private investigators, some were publicly disparaged and/or removed from team alumni groups, and at least one who was still working for the team was terminated. We now know why. If true, the ‘tip sheet’ allegation is not only morally reprehensible, but it also provides the basis for us to take legal action against the NFL, which we will do given the serious harm caused to our clients by their reliance on the NFL’s promises.”

The letter additionally issues out the hypocrisy inherent to the league’s cussed refusal to liberate any of Beth Wilkinson’s document because of the declare that confidentiality used to be promised to sure witnesses and the league’s alleged failure to stay particular names clear of Snyder.

“In the interest of full disclosure, you can and should release the report prepared by Beth Wilkinson, just as you have committed to do with the Mary Jo White investigation, and redact or anonymize witness names however necessary. Otherwise, you must provide an honest explanation for your refusal to do so,” the layers wrote.

The letter concluded with a renewed request to satisfy with Goodell. And right here’s the hammer: “If you ignore our request, as you have with our past requests to talk to you directly, we will assume that the reporting by [ESPN] is true and we will move forward with formal legal action on behalf of our clients.”

The league constantly has claimed that the guarantees of anonymity require all information from the Wilkinson report back to be stored secret. That flimsy argument turns into even flimsier if the anonymity used to be totally pushed aside on the subject of the very guy from whom the previous staff sought after to be secure.

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