NFLPA and Vilma’s lawsuits against NFL to be consolidated

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From left to right: Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita (Credit: AP Photo/File)

Judge Helen G. Berrigan ordered the NFLPA’s lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove, and Jonathan Vilma’s defamation suit against the league be consolidated in Louisiana District Court on Friday.

Berrigan also set a pre-trial settlement conference between the two sides for July 23.

The NFLPA’s suit was filed on Thursday. Vilma also amended his complaint on Thursday, while filing for a temporary restraining order hearing, during which he plans to seek a preliminary injunction to stop his suspension from going into effect while his lawsuit is still pending.

The settlement conference, which will held before Berrigan in New Orleans, is standard in cases like these, and usually is an effort by the court, and not the plaintiffs or defendants, to settle the matter out of court.

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