Justices Sack NFL's Antitrust Immunity Play

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a push by the National Football League for broader protections from antitrust scrutiny, in a ruling court watchers say will have implications not only for the NFL and other sports leagues but for a wide range of industries that engage in joint ventures.

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice John Paul Stevens, the high court found that an exclusive licensing agreement the NFL made with Reebok International Ltd. to market team-logo hats was not “categorically beyond” the scope...
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