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Saints’ Ticket Grants Seat, Not Satisfactory Season

Feb. 6, 2013, 10:45 PM

A season ticket holder may not sue for damages for emotional anguish and diminished ticket value because a football team’s “competitive quality” has been compromised, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held Jan. 30 (Mancina v. Goodell, E.D. La., No. 12-2512).

New Orleans Saints fan David Mancina filed a proposed class action against National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. He asserted he and other ticket holders for the 2012–2013 season suffered damages because sanctions associated with “Bountygate,” a scheme in which players allegedly received bonuses for hurting opponents, depleted the Saints’...

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