Tag Archives: St. Louis Ram’s

Rams Must Compensate Fans for St. Louis Personal Seat Licenses

On September 21, 2016, U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. ruled that the Los Angeles Rams must compensate some St. Louis Rams personal seat license holders with either a refund or new season tickets. Three different parties have sued the Rams regarding the more than 46,000 people who bought PSLs prior to the team’s departure in January, but in July, the lawsuits were consolidated into one case, although they differ in the type of damages being sought. The suit itself is quite convoluted, as…

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Rams Claim They Owe Fans Nothing After Move to Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Rams responded to requests by fans to refund the purchases they made of useless seat licenses through the 2024 season. According to the NFL team, the plaintiff is misinterpreting the licensing agreements. The Rams are requesting that the court deny the requests of the proposed class. The Ram’s recent decision to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles has since caused issues with angry fans and season ticketholders. The plaintiffs point to a contract clause that obligates the team to pay back…

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Fans Request Time-Out on Rams Consolidation Request

The Rams are facing several lawsuits from multiple groups of fans for their off-season decision to relocate to Los Angeles. The different parties have been in a ‘tug of war’ over the proper venue for a while now with varying winners and losers. The parties are also battling over whether or not to consolidate the different suits. After already consolidating three actions in the Eastern District of Missouri, a group of fans are now urging the court not to consolidate a fourth case…

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Will the Rams Owe Fans $50 Million for Moving to LA?

The Rams move from St. Louis to Los Angeles spread waves across the football community. Not only was L.A opening its doors to football again, but St. Louis is losing a team that was a staple of the city. Thirty of 32 National Football League teams approved the plan of Rams owner Stan Kroenke to move. Kroenke plans to move the site to Inglewood California, ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, to a Hollywood Park racetrack. This is a $1.8 billion project, and $550 million…

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L.A. Rams Lawsuit Stays in Federal Court, For Now

On Monday, June 20, 2016, a Missouri federal judge ruled to keep a proposed class action lawsuit against the soon-to-be Los Angeles Rams in federal court during an appeal. There had been a previous order on May 10 to remand the case back to state court on jurisdictional grounds, but U.S. District Judge Ronnie L. White decided the potential for extra costs and duplicative litigation was enough to stay the order while waiting on a decision from the federal appeals court. The lawsuit was originally…

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Should It Stay or Should It Go: L.A. Rams Oppose Fans’ Motion to Remand Lawsuit to State Court

The venue battle continues in a fans-versus-team class action lawsuit filed back in January 2016. The lawsuit was filed by [presumably former] fans of the Rams NFL team, claiming that the team’s owner and another top executive mislead Missouri fans who purchased game tickets, team merchandise, and concessions upon the belief that the team would remain in St. Louis, Missouri, where it had been since 1995, all in violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. It was brought in St. Louis Circuit Court on behalf…

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Home Field Advantage: Reggie Bush and L.A. Rams Spar Over Proper Venue for Negligence Lawsuit

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush made a motion to remand a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams to state court on Thursday, March 24, 2016, following the Rams’ removal of the case to the Eastern District of Missouri. During a November game at the Rams’ stadium, Bush ran onto a concrete surface which surrounds the field, where he slipped and injured his left knee. According to the suit, this incident occurred just one week after John McCown, quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, injured…

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Rams Hit with Second Class Action Lawsuit Over L.A. Move

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, another class action complaint was filed against the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, alleging that the Rams’ move to Los Angeles has rendered St. Louis Rams season tickets “valueless.” According to the complaint, “tens of thousands” of St. Louis Rams season ticket holders purchased Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs), which gave them the right to purchase season tickets through the 2024 season. Yet, the Rams announced in early 2016 that they were moving to Los Angeles, making the PSLs worthless. The fans…

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Upset Rams Fans Sue Team Over Move to LA

Just one day after the NFL met and approved the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Inglewood, California, four fans brought a proposed class action against Rams owner, Stan Kroenke, and Rams Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Demoff, alleging that the two made misleading statements that caused fans to continue to spend money on team apparel and tickets believing that the team was staying in St. Louis. On January 12, 2015, NFL owners met in Houston and approved a plan to move the St. Louis…

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Raiders Left Without Permanent Home Following NFL Relocation Decision

On January 12, 2016, NFL owners met in Houston and approved a plan to move the St. Louis Rams to Inglewood, California — a city just a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The owners also granted the San Diego Charges an option to join the Rams in Inglewood, provided that the team exercise the option by January 2017. The league noted that if the Charges fail to  exercise the option, then the Oakland Raiders will have the option to make the move to…

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