NFL royalty lawsuits moved out of Western Pa.
Two lawsuits filed in Western Pennsylvania by retired National Football League players who argue they should be paid royalties for old game footage should be tried in Minnesota, a Pittsburgh federal judge ruled Thursday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan said it made sense to consolidate cases filed in Pittsburgh and Erie with a similar lawsuit already headed to trial in Minnesota.
The retired players who sued opted out of a $42 million national settlement between the NFL and other retired players. The Pittsburgh lawsuit includes more than 630 plaintiffs.
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