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American Needle v. National Football League

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Athletics/Exercise,Supreme Court/courts

http://laws.findlaw.com/US/000/08-661

Unanimous Supreme Court ruling that the 32 teams in the National Football League can be regarded as 32 separate franchises rather than one business entity on an issue such as the selling of merchandise.  The NFL had tried to use the case to gain further protection from antitrust laws.  From Findlaw.com