Cowboys, NFL ask judge to dismiss class-action lawsuit
The Dallas Cowboys and the NFL say enough is enough.
In a 26-page motion filed by the two parties, they haveasked a federal judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the ticket holders that were forced to switch seats or watch from a standing-room only location during Super Bowl XLV.
According to the Associated Press, the Cowboys and NFL argue that those who had tickets are not entitled to compensation beyond what has already been offered. They also say the ticket holders were not defrauded after some 1,250 seats were deemed unsafe hours before kickoff of the game. About 850 ticket holders were relocated while the remaining 400 watched the game on televisions.
The argument states the league went “beyond its contractual obligations” with the offer made to effected ticket holders.
“The defendants have a fundamental misunderstanding of what their obligations are under the law,” said Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents the ticket holders.
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