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NFL “Sunday Ticket”

Related Lawyers: Scott Martin
Related Practice Areas: Antitrust / Competition

In re National Football League’s “Sunday Ticket” Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 2:15-ml-02668-BRO (JEMx) (C.D. Cal.)

On July 13, 2015, Hausfeld filed the first antitrust class action on behalf of businesses against DirecTV, a leading provider of digital entertainment in the United States, and the National Football League (“NFL”), alleging that the NFL’s exclusive agreement to allow DirecTV to broadcast out-of-market Sunday NFL football games violated the antitrust laws. 

Numerous other cases were filed and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized them for pretrial proceedings before the Honorable Beverly Reid O’Connell in Los Angeles federal court, as Hausfeld had advocated. The case is still at its inception and no interim lead counsel have been selected yet.