NHL Team Calls Fantasy Sports Co.'s Dismissal Bid Improper

Law360, New York (June 23, 2016, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild took aim at a daily fantasy sports operator’s claims that its own offerings in Minnesota are illegal, asking a federal judge Wednesday not to dismiss the Wild's breach of contract suit over a sponsorship deal based on “legally and factually incorrect allegations.”

Emil Interactive Games LLC, which is behind the Draft Ops fantasy sports offering, had argued that Minnesota had not expressly permitted the games in the state, rendering them illegal and voiding the sponsorship agreement it had with the hockey team. In its Wednesday opposition to the operator’s motion to dismiss, the Wild argued...

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