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    https://www.stltoday.com/sports/foot...05d94dcf5.html

    The team may be gone, but the games continue here — the legal games, that is. When it comes to the courtroom, the Rams are gone but not forgotten. As the 2018 NFL season begins Thursday, no fewer than four lawsuits involving St. Louis and the Rams are pending.

    • One lawsuit involves future ownership of the Rams’ former practice facility in Earth City, known for years as Rams Park.

    • A second involves fans who bought tickets and team merchandise in the final years of the Rams’ time in St. Louis.

    • A third is a class-action suit on behalf of thousands of PSL (personal seat license) holders from the team’s 21-season stay in St. Louis.

    • The fourth, and biggest of the four, basically challenges the way the Rams, the NFL, and the 31 other NFL teams and owners went about the process of relocating the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles.


    Relocation suit

    The Case • Filed 15 months after the January 12, 2016, relocation vote by NFL owners, this is the monster suit. The city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority are suing the Rams, the NFL and the 31 other NFL teams and their owners.

    The case alleges breach of contract, fraud, illegal enrichment and interference in business by the Rams and the NFL, causing significant public financial loss. A successful outcome for St. Louis won’t bring the Rams back, but it could cost the Rams, the NFL and NFL teams millions of dollars, maybe hundreds of millions.

    Jurisdiction • St. Louis Circuit Court

    Where Things Stand • After months of legal maneuvering, the meat of the case is nearly at hand. In terms of pretrial motions made by the Rams and the NFL, almost everything has gone St. Louis’ way so far:

    • A motion to dismiss the lawsuit based on the league’s relocation guidelines being unenforceable has been denied.

    • A motion to dismiss most of the teams and team owners from the case for lack of jurisdiction has been denied.

    • A motion to send the case to arbitration was denied. Most recently, on Aug. 21, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District denied an appeal on this motion. A final appeal is expected to be made to the Missouri Supreme Court, otherwise the Rams and the NFL are out of pre-trial appeals.

    Outlook • If this were a football game, we would be late in the second quarter.

    This one appears headed to trial;
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    So I have to answer a survey or subscribe for 99 cents to read it. Thanks.
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    I am here for this thread. Yes. I. Am.
    I am a fat loser.

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    $tank on the stand. cant wait

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    Thanks for posting it.

    This has to be devastating to local fans and the NFL in that area after a disaster like that. Cannot imagine how frustrating that must be. I remember the fervor when they moved to STL after LA... only to go back? Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneFalco View Post
    $tank on the stand. cant wait
    He’s such a turd. He’s bought up almost 100% of Arsenal shares too. I wonder what dastardly plan is in store for my EPL team.

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    Good luck with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    He’s such a turd. He’s bought up almost 100% of Arsenal shares too. I wonder what dastardly plan is in store for my EPL team.
    Hopefully he will move them to Wales

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    He's a piss poor human being; yes, STL signed a contract that they knew they could not live up to, and that's why they will probably end up losing, IMO.

    But, business and contractual absurdities does not mean eschewing obvious moral judgments.

    I'm sorry one of your teams went out like that, SF.

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