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Will Oakland Survive the NFL’s Motion to Dismiss? (Part 3)

Raiders helmet in Northern District of California Court

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Will Oakland Survive the NFL’s Motion to Dismiss (Part 3)

Raiders helmet in Northern District of California Court

In Part 1 of our deep-dive on the Oakland lawsuit, we covered whether Oakland had properly alleged an antitrust claim and in Part 2, if Oakland was the proper plaintiff. In Part 3 we examine the question, “Did Oakland suffer a direct injury?” as we look at the NFL’s arguments surrounding the NFL’s motion to dismiss.

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Part 2: Will Oakland Survive NFL’s Motion to Dismiss?

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Will Oakland Survive NFL’s Motion to Dismiss? (Part 2)

raiders helmet-judge with gavel

On Friday the NFL responded to the City of Oakland in a bid for early dismissal of the anti-trust lawsuit related to the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas. In Part 1 I looked at the NFL’s claims that Oakland did not properly allege injury under anti-trust law, which was a requirement of Judge Spero’s order dismissing Oaklands first complaint with leave to amend. In the amended complaint, attorney Jim Quinn, representing Oakland went into great detail outlining the NFL’s cartel-like structure and how that anti-competitive structure had damaged the city in its efforts to retain the Raiders, or at least have a viable chance of hosting another NFL team. I felt the clarifications and case law cited in Oakland’s prior reply brief were strong enough to survive the NFL and Raiders’ arguments to dismiss in that area, but other elements remain on the table.

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Raiders, NFL Respond to Oakland in a Bid to Dismiss (Part 1)

Judge Joseph Spero will decide whether or not to dismiss Oakland's lawsuit against the Raiders and NFL/

On Friday the NFL, and Mark Davis, led Raiders responded to the City of Oakland’s recent brief, hoping to put a quick end to their lawsuit seeking damages for the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas. A quick view of the contents reveals that the NFL is still pursuing the same arguments as before the response from the City was filed, namely…

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Judge Claudia Wilken

Next month Amateurism will go on trial once again with Chief Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California presiding.  Judge Wilken also heard the O’Bannon case which also focused on antitrust issues.  Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has written a letter to Judge Wilken urging her to rule in favor of the athletes, …

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports writes letter to Judge Wilken regarding upcoming NCAA “amateurism” trial

Judge Claudia Wilken

Dear Judge Wilken,
Next month you will no doubt hear eloquent and passionate arguments from Jeffrey Kessler as he presents antitrust claims against the NCAA. You will also hear capable counsel for the defense refuting those claims and insisting that amateurism must be protected. Having read the briefs, I feel there are some compelling arguments that have been omitted, and as such, I feel the need to bring them to the Court’s attention after a brief recap of issues that have been previously and wrongly addressed.

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The Blitz – Sports Betting – July 10 – 16, 2017

The Blitz - Sports Betting

?The Scoop on Sports Betting New Jersey Sports Betting Case & PASPA NJ files open-ended “consent” for amicus briefs in sports betting case: pic.twitter.com/X2jqb6RPYE — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) July 13, 2017 While NJ hopes to hit the jackpot for sports betting, the stakes for federalism are even higher, via @Jon_C_Wood https://t.co/jBlgaklxzi

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The Blitz 11/3/16

Roger Goodell

Concussion Crisis: NFL’s Latest Concussion Setback May Force Discovery w/ Insurers https://t.co/dtat0IzCfH via @TBarrabi w/ @WALLACHLEGAL & @WerlySportsLaw &mda sh; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 3, 2016 NFL loses bid to block discovery process in concussion insurance coverage case https://t.co/iBezEBxNH7 via @ProFootballTalk &m dash; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus)

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