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News / PublicationsPressSports Business Journal, December 5, 2016
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Cleveland Jewish News
Supreme Court hears international residence case
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The Spectrum, WCMH-TV NBC 4 – Video
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December 10, 2019

ABC 13 TV – Video
Supreme Court to hear international custody case involving Ohio mother
December 10, 2019

Cleveland.com
U.S. Supreme Court to hear international child custody dispute from Cleveland area
December 10, 2019

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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Cleveland Jewish News
International residence case moves to US Supreme Court
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Hollywood Life
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2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Cleveland family law attorney Andrew Zashin gets a 6th Circuit ruling that brings consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
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Your Teen for Parents: Guide to Parenting through Divorce
Advocating for Yourself During a Divorce: 3 Tips from a Divorce Attorney
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Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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June 21, 2018

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers
Family law attorney Andrew Zashin asks the 6th Circuit to bring consistency to cases involving vulnerable children
June 19, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Landmark international residence case could impact those making aliyah
June 14, 2018

WJR Detroit – Audio Interview
Attorney Andrew Zashin chats with Guy Gordon to discuss the new Illinois law for dogs when parents are getting a divorce.
January 2, 2018

Cleveland Jewish News
Surrogacy, child custody laws develop as cases arise
November 21, 2017

Smart Business Cleveland
2017 Smart Business Family Business Achievement Awards
September 2017

Crain's Cleveland Business
Ohio Employers Confront Marijuana Use
July 22, 2017

Lake View Cemetery Heritage ReView
Trustee Spotlight: Andrew Zashin
Spring 2017

Sports Illustrated
Lane Johnson's Bold Move To Sue His Own Union Is Rare, But Not Unprecedented
January 11, 2017

Law360
Packers Player Drops NFL Drug Suspension Dispute
December 19, 2016

Sports Business Daily
NFL, NFLPA Appoint Das As Third Arbitrator In Michael Pennel Lawsuit
December 5, 2016

Sports Business Journal
Eagles Lineman Challenges NFL and NFLPA in NLRB Filings
December 5, 2016

Law360
Eagles Lineman Says Suspension Violates Federal Labor Law
November 29, 2016

The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt
RTAB #30: Lane Johnson's Legal Team (Audio Interview)
November 29, 2016

Cleveland Jewish News
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BNA's Health Law Reporter
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September 24, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
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September 3, 2015

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Challenge to NLRB Election Rule Fails; Employers Urged to Prepare New Game Plan
June 11, 2015

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
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April 13, 2015

The Plain Dealer
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January 18, 2015

Cleveland Jewish News
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January 15, 2015

"Here and Now" National NPR Show - Audio Interview
In A Divorce, Who Gets To Keep The Dog?
December 4, 2014

Crain's - Article and Video
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November 16, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
Justices Reject NLRB Recess Appointments; Significant Health Care Decisions in Limbo
July 10, 2014

BNA's Health Law Reporter
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April 2014

Crain’s
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Cleveland.com
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Associated Press
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2012 Ohio Super Lawyers
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CCH Employment Law Daily
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January 2012

Huff Post
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October 2011

The Today Show - Video
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September 2010

MSNBC
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WKYC - Article and Video
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July 2010

Cleveland Jewish News
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Worth Magazine
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Inside Business Magazine
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Cleveland Jewish News
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By Andrew Zashin, Esq.
February 2007

Case School of Law: In Brief
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Spring 2005

Cleveland Magazine
The Divorcing Woman’s Best Friend
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November 2004

Crain’s
Companies should consider coverage against employee-related claims
By Stephen Zashin | July 2004

Crain’s
ADR programs can save dollars and time
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COSE Update: Legal Ease
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COSE Update: Legal Ease
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COSE Update: Legal Ease
Ohio's 'Baby COBRA' Law
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Sports Business Journal

Eagles Lineman Challenges NFL and NFLPA in NLRB Filings

December 5, 2016 | By Liz Mullen | Download PDF

Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has alleged that the NFL and the NFL Players Association refused to provide him with side agreements to the collective-bargaining agreement pertaining to the performance-enhancing substance policy under which he was punished, according to filings to the National Labor Relations Board.

Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2013 draft, was suspended 10 games for violations of the policy in October. In November, Johnson filed unfair-labor charges against the NFL and the NFL Players Association with the NLRB, as well as a complaint with the Department of Labor against the NFLPA.

Johnson alleges that the NFLPA violated federal labor law by “refusing to provide [Johnson] with side agreements between [the NFLPA] and the NFL, which purportedly amended substantive provisions of the policy and were directly relevant to his appeal in response to repeated, written and oral requests for the agreements,” according to the charge he filed against the NFLPA.

Johnson further alleges in his charge, a redacted version of which SportsBusiness Journal obtained from the NLRB through a Freedom of Information Act request, that the NFLPA directed him that he “could only obtain the side letters from the NFL.”

The NFLPA “did this with knowledge that the NFL had refused repeated requests to provide such documents and had directed [Johnson] to obtain them from charged party,” the charge states.

Johnson alleges that the NFL violated labor law by “refusing to provide [Johnson] with the purported side agreements allegedly amending substantive policy terms,” according to the charge he filed against the league with the NLRB.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined to comment on Johnson’s charge. The NFLPA did not immediately comment for this story.

“Lane is interested in his reputation,” said Stephen Zashin, Johnson’s attorney and a partner in the Cleveland-based law firm Zashin & Rich. “He is interested in making sure that other members of his bargaining unit understand the terms and conditions of the collectively bargained agreement, and obviously he wants to be restored to the position he was prior to the discipline.”

Johnson was serving his 10-game suspension last week and is due to report back to the Eagles, where he had been the starting right tackle, on Dec. 19.

Zashin, along with three NFLPA attorneys, represented Johnson in a arbitration hearing that the NFL held in October. “It’s hard to defend someone when you don’t have the actual terms of the policy itself,” Zashin said.

Bill Gould, Stanford Law School professor and former chairman of the NLRB, said that union members have the right to see any language in collective-bargaining agreements or side letters that govern them under labor law. “The union has the obligation to let him see the agreement,” Gould said.

It is unusual for a member of a sports union to file an NLRB charge against his union and his employer, Gould said. But, when it comes to union members in industries nationwide, “There are lot of these cases before the board and before the courts.”

Generally speaking, Gould said, such cases are difficult to win.