US Advises Against Cert For NFL Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. solicitor general has advised the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a case over whether the National Football League's exclusive licensing agreement with Reebok International Ltd. for NFL headwear violates federal antitrust laws.

In an amicus brief filed Friday, the solicitor general, joined by the Federal Trade Commission, said the court should not hear American Needle Inc.'s appeal of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that the league, its teams, NFL Properties LLC and Reebok did not violate...
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