House Panel Tackles American Needle V. NFL

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 7:02 PM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel heard testimony Wednesday on the potential fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in American Needle Inc. v. National Football League for consumers, players, team owners and the business structure of national sports leagues and other joint ventures.

In a hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary's subcommittee on courts and competition policy, stakeholders outlined the potential antitrust implications of the case, which challenges a ruling effectively shielding the National Football League from antitrust scrutiny for purposes of intellectual property...
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