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March 16, 2022, 1:27 AMUpdated: March 16, 2022, 7:17 PM

Supreme Court Asked to Review Case on Raiders’ Move to Vegas (1)

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter
Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

The City of Oakland is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its antitrust challenge over the relocation of the National Football League’s Raiders to Las Vegas, alleging that it is a victim of an NFL “cartel.”

The city is challenging the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it lacks antitrust standing because of the indirectness of its injuries, the speculative measure of harm, and the difficulty in calculating damages.

If the high court were to reinstate the case, the NFL could face a tough fight, attorney Jeffrey Kessler, a partner with Winston & ...

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