The City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) recently secured significant victories in their lawsuit against the Defendant NFL, NFL teams, and NFL team owners. The circuit court judge assigned to the case denied three separate motions filed by the Defendants, allowing the case to love forward and discovery to progress. Specifically, The Judge denied motions filed by Defendants to motions to dismiss various defendants and claims, and denied a motion to send a portion of the case to arbitration.
The City, County ,and RSA had previously filed suit based on the NFL Relocation Guidelines, which require the NFL, NFL team owners, and NFL teams to follow certain procedures before allowing any team to relocate. The suit contains five counts and requests, as relief, extensive damages, including restitution to the plaintiffs of the wrongfully obtained relocation fee, and punitive damages.
Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.