Bloomberg Law
Oct. 3, 2022, 1:56 PM

SCOTUS Won’t Consider Oakland’s Suit Over Raiders’ Move to Vegas

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider whether Oakland, Calif., has standing to pursue antitrust claims over the relocation of the National Football League’s Raiders to Las Vegas.

The justices let stand a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that used a balancing test to hold the city lacks standing even though it had established antitrust injury.

The appeals court determined that the city lacks antitrust standing because of the indirectness of its injuries, the existence of more direct victims, the speculative measure of harm, and the difficulty in calculating damages.

The Raiders were based ...

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