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OAKLAND RAIDERS v. NAT'L FOOTBALL LEAGUE, H020651

The abstention priciple for private voluntary organizations applies so long as an organization's actions do not "plainly contravene" its own by-laws, even if the organization does not have its own quasi-judicial process for resolving disputes.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/31/2001
  • Published 10/31/2001

Judges

  • PREMO, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Attorneys for Plaintiff-Appellant:  Jeffrey Birren, Alameda, Alioto Law Firm, Joseph M. Alioto, Berkeley, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Alison Beth Shames, Jerome B. Falk, Jr., Kenneth G. Hausman, Annette L. Hurst, Simon J. Frankel, San Francisco.

  • For Appellees:
  • Attorney for Defendant-Respondent:  McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, Dale E. Barnes, James L. Hunt, Michael T. Pyle and John W. Calkins, San Francisco, Ruby & Schofield, Allen J. Ruby, San Jose, Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, Duane C. Musfelt, San Francisco.
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