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Rescheduling Requested For Trial In Super Bowl Seating Case

Lawyers for the nine ticketholders suing the NFL over the '11 temporary seating fiasco at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington asked the federal court hearing the case to move the date for the scheduled trial from Oct. 15 to after February 24, 2014. The NFL signed on to the request. The law firm representing the ticketholders, Eagan Avenatti, cited a conflict with another case it is trying in California that had recently be reset for trial to Oct. 15.

That case could go on for more than two months, and then witnesses in the NFL case would be conflicted in the buildup to the '14 Super Bowl. So Avenatti asked the court to schedule the trial well after the completion of the N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl. The case was denied class certification, so it involves only the named plaintiffs.
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