Update On The St. Louis lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams

Updated: July 12, 2017

The St. Louis Lawsuit against the Rams and the NFL is heading into a new direction. Attorneys for the defendants filed three new motions Monday in the St. Louis Circuit Court, which might give them an advantage. Here’s a quick update on what the lawsuit is.

“The suit claims the Rams and the NFL through its member teams violated the standards and obligations governing team relocations, thus breaching their contractual duties owed the plaintiffs.” (Via STL Dispatch)  Cont…”The suit claims the Rams and the NFL made intentionally false and misleading statements, unjustly enriched themselves and interfered with business expectations.”

Now onto the new motions. The three new motions are the following: 1. Having the case decided through arbitration rather than by a St. Louis jury with Judge Christopher McGraugh (Via STL Dispatch)  2. Dismiss the whole case for failure to state a claim. 3. Dismiss certain defendants. (This will dismiss all of the NFL teams besides the Rams and Chiefs as they were both based in Missouri at the time)

It’s been said through the defendant of the NFL, that there is no basis for “litigation as the relocation was honest and fair at all times.” (Via STL Dispatch)  One of the key points for the Rams is the termination of the lease before the successful attempt to relocate. They did not break any rules of the lease.

(Via STL Dispatch) “There is no set timetable on when McGraugh will make a decision on the arbitration motion, but it’s expected to take weeks. The 31-page arbitration motion was filed by the St. Louis law firm of Haar & Woods and the Chicago firm of Kirkland and Ellis, representing the Rams and Kroenke.”

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