Ginsberg has demanded documents and sought to schedule depositions, including a deposition of Goodell on Oct. 23.
The league says demands for evidence are premature because its motion to dismiss the lawsuit is still pending. The NFL's motion asks U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan to rule on whether to enforce a stay of discovery by Oct. 10.
Vilma's lawsuit says Goodell publicly prejudged Vilma without sufficient evidence.
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