DOJ Again Backs Raiders In 9th Circ. Oakland Antitrust Row

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 7:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice continues to back the Raiders in the City of Oakland's antitrust suit against the team and the NFL, this time with a Ninth Circuit amicus brief urging the appellate court to agree that lost tax revenue is not "cognizable" as an antitrust injury.

The DOJ's brief avoids the broader merits of Oakland's appeal but nevertheless provides the Raiders important backing as the team fights to preserve a California federal magistrate judge's April ruling that nixed the lawsuit. As it did at the district court, the DOJ's new amicus brief argues that the city can't use alleged lost...

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