Insurance Journal Feb 21, 2011 South central Region/Vol. 89, No.4
Angry football fans have sued the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys, saying they were denied seats to the recent Super Bowl despite having paid thousands of dollars for tickets. The lawsuit was filed after the league admitted to mistakes that left about 400 paying fans unable to watch Super Bowl XLV in person — or able to see the field only on TV screens — and other Cowboys’ season ticket holders watching from temporary metal chairs with obstructed views.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Dallas, accuses the league and team with breach of contract, fraud and deceptive trade practices. It seeks class-action status, more than $5 million in damages and unspecified punitive damages. The NFL and the Cowboys declined to comment on the lawsuit. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is also a defendant.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in the Super Bowl before more than 103,000 people at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Read More...Insurance Journal Feb 21, 2011 South central Region/Vol. 89, No.4)