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NFL Wins Lawsuit Over Raiders’ Move From Oakland to Las Vegas

Dec. 2, 2021, 8:07 PM

The City of Oakland failed to revive its antitrust challenge to the relocation of the Raiders professional football team to Las Vegas, when the Ninth Circuit on Thursday found no evidence of a group boycott by the NFL and its 32 member teams.

The city showed only that a single party—the Raiders—refused to deal with it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said.

“The city’s allegations, taken as true, show only that the Raiders boycotted the city and that the other defendants supported the Raiders’ boycott. The other teams did not ‘boycott’ the city,” the court said. ...