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Team Can't Duck Draft Ops Contract Suit But Avoids Sanctions

Law360, New York (January 3, 2017, 4:18 PM EST) -- The company behind daily fantasy sports operator Draft Ops has failed to escape a $1.1 million federal lawsuit from the Minnesota Wild alleging it did not pay up on an advertising deal by arguing that daily fantasy sports contests are illegal in Minnesota, but dodged a bid for sanctions by the NHL team for raising the argument.

The team alleges that Emil Interactive Games LLC owes it $1.1 million over an advertising deal that allowed the company to use the team’s name and logo in ads for Draft Ops pay-to-play daily fantasy sports, or DFS. Emil Interactive argued that DFS contests...

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May 25, 2016

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