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Volume 24 No. 117
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NFL Officials Working To Contact Displaced Super Bowl Fans

While NFL senior officials were working tirelessly last night and today to personally contact every Super Bowl ticket holder who did not get a seat at Cowboys Stadium Sunday, a lawyer who filed a class action lawsuit against the league and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said he has been contacted by fans affected by the seating problem.

Michael Avenatti, an attorney at California-based law firm Eagan Avenatti, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Dallas last night, alleging breach of contract, fraud, and deceptive sales practices over the seating mishap at the Super Bowl. He is seeking $5M in compensatory damages. Avenatti said, "Today we have been contacted by at least 50 affected ticket holders." A spokesperson for the NFL and a spokesperson for the Cowboys declined to comment on the lawsuit.

In addition to the $5M in damages, Avenatti said, "We are asking that the NFL and the Cowboys and Jerry Jones compensate every single ticketholder for the entire cost they paid for their tickets, plus out of pocket expenses." NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy said, "We are reaching out to every single fan that was affected who did not receive a seat in the stadium. They are being contacted by senior level officials."

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