BREAKING: City of Oakland asks U.S. Supreme Court to revive its federal antitrust lawsuit over relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas

Mar 16, 2022

The City of Oakland is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its antitrust challenge over the relocation of the National Football League’s Raiders to Las Vegas, alleging that it is a victim of an NFL “cartel.”

“From an antitrust perspective, the National Football League is an unambiguous cartel,” Oakland said in its petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court. The NFL’s rules allow it to accept “outsized contributions” from cities that want to host a team, including public financing for luxurious stadiums, the city said.

Source: Bloomberg Law
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