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NFL Owners, Players In Court: Lawsuit Ruling 'Key To Labor Fight'

NFL owners and players are in a Minnesota courtroom as I write this, appearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson. The judge is hearing oral arguments in a suit the players have filed in an effort to gain a temporary injunction to block the ongoing NFL Lockout.

Nelson would be highly unlikely to rule today, though Business Insider says she could issue a ruling within a week.

Business Insider also states that “this hearing is key to the future of the labor fight.”

If the players win the injunction that basically means the NFL will have to open its doors to players and — most importantly to fans — virtually guarantees football in the fall.

If the owners are allowed to keep the lockout in place, all bets are off. That would be a serious blow to the players and would likely jeopardize the 2011 NFL season.