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“They can withdraw the lawsuit at any time, hopefully to bargain,” Murphy said. “But it does add a bit of complexity because they have decertified now, they’re no longer a union. So there are certain things that you can no longer do because you’re no longer a union.”

Wied said owners would rather be back at the bargaining table instead of in court.

“If both parties are inclined to sit down and negotiate this thing, then they can do that,” Wied said. “If one party doesn’t want to, there’s a million reasons why they don’t have to. So we can come up with the mechanics of getting back together, but it takes both parties being willing to do that _ and the league is willing to do that.”