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Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Notches Win for NBA in Federal Antitrust Suit


An HSG litigation team led by partner Gregory Dubinsky recently secured a victory for the National Basketball Association in a closely-watched federal antitrust case, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of lawyer Rosel C. Hurley III’s complaint alleging that both the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association violated the Sherman Act by conspiring to exclude him from taking a certification exam required for prospective NBA agents. Greg successfully argued the motion to dismiss for the NBA in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and briefed the case in the Sixth Circuit, and the decision received significant news coverage, including in Law.comLaw360Bloomberg Law, and Yahoo! Sports.

In addition to Greg – who was recently named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and is a former law clerk to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court – the HSG team included founding partner Mike Shuster and senior attorney Jonathon La Chapelle. The case is Hurley v. Nat’l Basketball Players Ass’n, 6th Cir., No. 22-03038.


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