Judge Orders NFL, Super Bowl Ticketholders Into Settlement Talks
A Texas federal court instructed the NFL and lawyers for ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV suing the league to enter into settlement negotiations. Judge Barbara Lynn has already denied class certification to the case, stemming from the temporary seating fiasco at AT&T Stadium. That has left the case with eight plaintiffs, though it continues to wind its way towards a trial date next year.
Lynn yesterday wrote in a filing with the court, “Not later than October 2, 2013, the parties and their respective lead counsel must meet in person or by telephone conf. to discuss settlement of this case. All parties must make a good faith effort to settle this case. At the conclusion of this conference, counsel must, within three business days, notify the Court in writing of the participants' names and capacities, and the results of the settlement conference.”