Inglewood Scores Big with Legal Victory in Clippers Arena Lawsuit

A California judge handed the city of Inglewood a win by ruling against a group of local residents who sought to block the city from selling public land for a $1.2 billion arena for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.

The city of Inglewood accepted $1.5 million for an exclusive negotiation agreement with Murphy’s Bowl LLC, the developer of the proposed arena. The arena is located at a site near Los Angeles International Airport and the land was acquired by the city so that residents would …

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St. Louis Stadium Authority Tells Supreme Court: Don’t Further Delay Rams Move Suit

The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that there is no reason for the court to halt its lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams and owner Stan Kroenke.

Last week, the Rams and Kroenke asked Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to halt the case while they petition the Supreme Court to intervene. While the St. Louis Authority stated that the Rams and Kroenke may continue to pursue their supreme court petition, they argued that the court …

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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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Chargers to Remain in San Diego for 2016 Season

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the San Diego Chargers made two important announcements: (1) the franchise reached an agreement in principle with the now “Los Angeles Rams” to share the Inglewood stadium project, creating a route for a Los Angeles move; and (2) the franchise will be staying in San Diego for the 2016, committing to a possible solution for a stadium that keeps the team in San Diego long-term.

Last year, Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased a 60-acre tract of land in …

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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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St. Louis Rams Owner Planning to Build L.A. Stadium

Rumors and hopes of an NFL team returning to Los Angeles have been swirling ever since the Rams and Raiders left two decades ago.  With more than a dozen previous proposals, it’s a wonder hopefuls haven’t given up.  The latest is a plan for a new St. Louis Rams stadium.  But, this time it’s different – Ram’s owner Stan Kroenke owns a suitable plot of land for a new stadium.

Last year, Kroenke purchased a 60-acre tract of land in Inglewood, an L.A. suburb.  Although …

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