St. Louis NFL Lawsuit gaining momentum against Stan Kroenke and Rams

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Updated: December 1, 2017

A St. Louis lawsuit over the Rams football team’s relocation to Los Angeles  is gaining momentum as the decision could be happening by the end of the month. This past Friday in court, both sides argued over the different motions that may be happening as the effect of the case might hurt the Los Angeles Rams.

According to STL Dispatch: “The case alleging breach of contract and four other counts against the Rams and the NFL was filed in April by the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority. The public entities also allege fraud, illegal enrichment and interference in business that caused significant public financial loss.”

“Three motions filed by attorneys for the Rams and the NFL could keep the case from going to trial, if successful. The motions are to dismiss the lawsuit based on the league’s relocation policy being unenforceable; to send the case to arbitration as outlined by the lease; and to dismiss most of the teams and their representatives as defendants for lack of jurisdiction.”

However those motions may be in jeopardy as St. Louis biggest support right now is with the public statements of former head coach Jeff Fisher. Atta Boy Fisher!  “Plaintiffs cited former coach Jeff Fisher’s public comments that he had known as early as 2012 that the Rams intended to move, which they say supports the case they were misled.”

“I decided on L.A., or St. Louis, at the time, knowing that there was going to be a pending move,” Fisher said in an interview on a Los Angeles ESPN radio affiliate in December 2016.

It is going to be interesting to see if those motions get passed as the judge will be making a decision by the end of the month most likely. Stay tuned for more information.

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