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NBA Lockout 2011: California Lawsuit Withdrawn, Consolidated Into Minnesota Suit

The NBA lockout grinds on, which means you get to read more thrilling updates about NBA labor law and legal accordances. Don't know why people want this to end, this is way more thrilling than watching Stephen Curry shoot threes and Tyreke Evans dribble-drive to the basket.

Here is new news on the suit that was field in Oakland, California. Apparently the suit will now be leaving the state and heading elsewhere. Ben Golliver of CBS Sports reports.

Later Monday, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that the voluntary dismissal was a precursor to the players' decision to consolidate their two antitrust lawsuits into one. Players' attorney David Boies made that announcement official during a Monday evening press conference in New York.

"David Boies says players filing consolidated complaint, combining the cases in California and Minnesota," Berger reported. "The consolidated complaint including all plaintiffs from both cases was filed today in Minnesota."

For people who care about all of this, here's what's happening legally here. Basically, what's happening here is that consolidation is needed because they have common causes and common facts, so consolidation is used for efficiency purposes. This way there can be one place and one definitive court case that the players are hoping will be ruled in favor of them. 

There's a lot of legal wrangling occurring in this lockout, and it doesn't look like it's about to end anytime soon. Hopefully the process is simplifying for all parties so a resolution can come as quickly as possible.