NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case

Law360, New York (September 1, 2015, 2:18 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday approved a nonmonetary settlement in a class action accusing the NHL of conspiring to inflate the price of broadcast rights for games, and awarded plaintiffs' attorneys $6.5 million in fees and expenses.

The NHL was accused of inflating broadcasting packages, leaving consumers with little choice as to what games they could watch in their regions and thwarting competing broadcasts of other teams. (Credit: AP) U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an order granting final approval to the settlement, which resolves allegations that the NHL forced fans to overpay to watch out-of-market hockey games. The...

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