Judge dismisses Cowboys from lawsuit over Super Bowl tickets

A federal judge has dismissed the Dallas Cowboys from a lawsuit filed by those seeking compensation for the Super Bowl XLV ticket fiasco.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn ruled the team had nothing to do with the matter and it was an issue between ticket holders and the NFL. According to the Dallas Morning News, Lynn also dismissed most of the claims against the NFL but allowed for suits to continue alleging breach of contract as well as a fraudulent incudement claims by those with obstructed-view seats.

The NFL pointed out that many or at least some have accepted voluntary reimbursement packages from the league.

“The court’s ruling threw out all claims brought on behalf of those fans who were eligible for the NFL’s voluntary reimbursement offers except for a breach of contract claim,” the NFL said in a statement, according to the report. “We continue to believe that the offers made to these ticketholders meet or exceed what they could be entitled to under the law. In fact, the vast majority of these fans accepted the NFL’s offers long ago.”

Those who have not accepted an offer from the league are pursuing the matter in court and we’ll see where this heads.

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