Solicitor General To Weigh In On NFL Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. solicitor general has been asked to weigh in on a dispute over whether the National Football League's exclusive licensing agreement with Reebok International Ltd. for NFL headwear violates federal antitrust laws.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the SG's office to submit briefs on whether the high court should take the appeal from American Needle Inc., which has accused the league, its teams, NFL Properties LLC and Reebok of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act.

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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