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Judge dismisses lawsuit involving Super Bowl XLV tickets

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Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:12 p.m.
 

A dispute over 2011 Super Bowl tickets is a contract dispute, not a fraud case, because the four plaintiffs can't prove the National Football League and Dallas Cowboys intended to sell them tickets for seats that wouldn't be finished in time for the game featuring the Steelers and Packers, a federal judge ruled Friday in dismissing the case.

U.S. District Judge David Cercone also dismissed their contract claims because adding up each of the $800 tickets plus travel and hotel costs doesn't meet the $75,000 threshold required to bring an interstate contract case into federal court instead of state court.

Four people who bought tickets through the Steelers' lottery for season ticket holders sued the NFL and Cowboys in February 2012. A jury trial in separate federal lawsuit by hundreds of ticket holders is scheduled to start in Dallas in October.

 

 
 


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