If the Lockout is Truly Over – What Happens Next?

By Mike Perkins – PatriotsGab.com
When I heard the lockout was over I was overjoyed. Regardless of what happens next there will almost definitely be football in the fall. The thought of football-less Sundays was terrifying. But we don’t need to worry anymore.


That was the simple happiness I elected to embrace for the night, choosing to ignore the fact that this remains an enormously complicated situation. Now, either the players or Judge Nelson have to decide whether to grant the owners a stay.

Immediate thought upon hearing this: what the hell is a stay?

“A stay of proceedings is a stopping or arresting of a judicial proceedings by the direction or order of a court…; (a) a kind of injunction with which a court freezes its proceeding at a particular point, stopping the prosecution of the action altogether, or holding up some phase of it.”A stay may imply that the proceedings are suspended to await some action required to be taken by one of the parties as, for example, when a non-resident has been ordered to give security for costs. In certain circumstances, however, a stay may mean discontinuance or permanent suspension of the proceedings.” (as defined by Canada’s Supreme Court)

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