Court of Appeals Issues Permanent Writ in Favor of BB&D Client and Against Former St. Louis Rams on Arbitration Issue

St. Louis law firm, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, on behalf of the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (also known as the RSA), prevailed before the State Court of Appeals with respect to a trial court’s ruling concerning arbitration in a matter between the RSA and the former St. Louis Rams.  The RSA had previously filed suit against the Rams on an issue related to a training facility in St. Louis County.

The trial court ruled that the matter should be resolved in arbitration and the RSA applied for a writ.  In its ruling, the Court of Appeals stated that the matter should proceed before the circuit court given the language in the contract, as BB&D argued.  Bob Blitz, Chris Bauman, and Ellen Dunne represented the Authority in this writ proceeding.

The opinion of the Court of Appeals can be found at:


Contact us for a Consultation

Have a legal issue or question? We invite you to contact us today to talk with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. 314-863-1500 or

Over the last two decades Blitz, Bardgett and Deutsch has earned a respected reputation in the legal community as a top-flight litigation, real estate and business transactional firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, 120 S. Central Ave., 63105, with offices in Jefferson City and Columbia. BBD’s team of seasoned attorneys and notable up-and-coming associates are also recognized standouts in matters of Employment Law, Regulatory Work, Tax & Estate Planning and Alternative Dispute Resolution.