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NBA Players Amend Antitrust Complaint

MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - NBA players have amended their antitrust class action against the league. The amended complaint adds plaintiffs and details about the failed collective-bargaining sessions that preceded the dissolution of the players' union.

Like the original complaint, lead plaintiffs Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups and James Caron Butler claim the NBA and its 30 clubs conspired to enforce an "unlawful group boycott and price-fixing arrangement," to eliminate competition for free agents and to boycott rookies seeking their first contract.

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