FIFA, US Soccer To Face Appeal In Promoter's Antitrust Suit

By Max Jaeger (July 23, 2021, 7:14 PM EDT) -- A sports promoter said Friday it will appeal a ruling dismissing most of its suit accusing FIFA and U.S. Soccer of conspiring to boycott leagues, clubs and players who participate in unsanctioned matches.

Jeffrey Kessler of Winston Strawn LLP confirmed that his client, Relevent Sports, was appealing U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni's Tuesday decision, but he would not elaborate.

Relevent accused FIFA, the global governing body for soccer, of engaging in a worldwide conspiracy with affiliated regional confederations, hundreds of national associations including U.S. Soccer, and their leagues and teams.

Relevent announced in August 2018 that it planned to host an official...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!