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Supreme Court Shows Interest in NFL Sunday Ticket Antitrust Case

April 16, 2020, 4:30 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled interest in the NFL’s bid to shut down an antitrust challenge to its “Sunday Ticket” DirecTV package, asking the plaintiffs to respond to the league’s petition after they initially declined the opportunity.

The justices had been set to discuss whether to review the case at their April 24 conference. The request Monday gave the sports bars leading the lawsuit a May 15 deadline to respond.

It came about a week after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and two groups of experts urged the high court to reverse the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth...

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