No. H026688.

32 Cal.Rptr.3d 266 (2005)

131 Cal.App.4th 621

OAKLAND RAIDERS, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Sixth District.

July 28, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, Kenneth G. Hausman, Simon J. Frankel, Matthew R. Schultz, San Francisco, for Plaintiff/Appellant.

Bingham McCutchen, James L. Hunt, Dale E. Barnes, San Francisco, Michael T. Pyle, Ruby & Schofield, Allen J. Ruby, & San Jose, for Defendants/Respondents.


The Oakland Raiders (Raiders), a member club of an unincorporated association known as the National Football League (NFL or League), sued the NFL and its commissioner, Paul Tagliabue. The Raiders alleged that the NFL and Tagliabue (collectively, defendants) took various actions that were discriminatory towards the Raiders and placed it at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis other member clubs. One legal theory that the Raiders advanced was breach of...

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