Oakland Continues Fight for Lost Tax Revenue From Raiders’ Move

Oct. 14, 2021, 3:34 PM

The NFL and its 32 teams can’t use a recent decision in a Fair Housing Act dispute to shake off Oakland, Calif.'s claims for lost tax revenues stemming from the relocation of the Raiders football team, the city told the Ninth Circuit.

The NFL told the court that a two-week-old Fair Housing Act ruling bars the claims for lost revenues. In that case, against Wells Fargo, the Ninth Circuit said downstream “ripples of harm” to the city from alleged discriminatory lending practices were too attenuated and traveled too far beyond the bank’s alleged misconduct to establish causation.

But the FHA ...

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