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Missouri Court Schedules Jury Trial For St. Louis' Suit Against NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

A Missouri state court scheduled an Oct. 2 jury trial in St. Louis’ lawsuit against the NFL for the relocation process that led to the move of the Rams last year to L.A. The city of St. Louis, county of St. Louis, and the convention center filed suit earlier this month against the NFL, allegin...

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