September 12, 2019

City of Oakland vs. Raiders – New Complaint Focuses on Lost Tax Revenues

By Zennie Abraham on Scribd

Atlanta – 45 days ago before Monday, September 9th, The City of Oakland was given a deadline of Monday, September 9th, before 12 midnight to submit a new complaint as part of its lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders and the National Football League. That order was issued by U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, and after he surprisingly approved an ill-considered, 33-page throw-up-against-the-wall “motion to dismiss”.

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The newly amended City of Oakland complaint expands dramatically on the NFL’s “complete market power over franchise relocations,” and to include discussion of the NFL as a cartel and its revenue sharing policies, before looking at the franchise relocation process, itself.

Then, the newly amended complaint explains what it calls “The NFL’s Broken Relocation Promises” in another new section, and gives a new history not presented in the first complaint, before it goes back to the matter of the history of the Raiders in Oakland.

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