Circuit Sacks Antitrust Suit Over NFL Stadium Aid

Law360, New York (June 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A circuit court has dismissed antitrust claims brought by an Ohio county that sought to tackle the National Football League and its 32 teams for allegedly abusing their monopoly over professional football in exchange for a heavily subsidized new stadium for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously agreed Tuesday that the four-year statute of limitations for antitrust claims barred Hamilton County from proceeding with its lawsuit, which was filed in May 2003 and sought more than $200 million. The...
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