NFL Says Rival Gear Decks Antitrust Suit Over Reebok Deal

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- The National Football League on Tuesday continued its push to ax a putative antitrust class action challenging an exclusive licensing deal with Reebok International Inc., telling a California federal judge the plaintiff has conceded that NFL apparel competes with apparel from other sources.

The NFL contends that named plaintiff Patrick Dang’s admission that a large source of consumer demand for NFL team-branded apparel comes from people who previously were not fans of professional football undermines his key argument that an antitrust “relevant market” can be limited...
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