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Injunction: Beginning of lockout end

It isn't over, but Monday's ruling in Minnesota is a huge setback for the owners

Originally Published: April 26, 2011
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

In an 89-page ruling issued Monday, a federal judge in St. Paul, Minn., ordered an end to the NFL lockout. The ruling from Judge Susan Richard Nelson raises significant legal questions about the lockout, the relationship between the owners and the players, and the 2011 season. Here are some of the questions and their answers:

How important is the ruling to end the lockout?

It is very important. Although it was not entirely unexpected, it is a triumph for the players and ...

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