NFL Cheerleaders' Wage Plot Suit Tossed In Calif.

By Benjamin Horney (May 26, 2017, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge dismissed football cheerleaders' lawsuit against the NFL and the majority of its teams over alleged wage-suppression tactics, saying Friday that the antitrust complaint was insufficient and failed to meet the pleading standard.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a motion to dismiss filed by the defendants, which include the National Football League and 27 of its teams. The proposed class action asserted only claims for violations of antitrust law, so the claim that the cheerleaders deserved to be paid more for their skills and the assertions that the league and teams treated the cheerleaders in "insulting" or...

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