NFL, Super Bowl XLV Ticketholders Fail To Reach Settlement
The NFL and ticketholders from Super Bowl XLV failed to settle the lawsuit stemming from the temporary seating problems at that game. The Dallas federal court overseeing the 2 1/2-year case ordered the settlement talks, which occurred Oct. 2. In a report yesterday to the court, the NFL and the ticketholders said no settlement occurred. There are nine ticketholders suing the NFL over their failure to be seated in their initially assigned seats for the game. The court has denied class certification for the case, but has allowed some of the nine claims to proceed.
Representing the NFL on the call were Senior VP & Chief Litigation Officer Anastasia Danias and Assistant Counsel Michael Buchwald, along with outside counsel Thad Behrens and Daniel Gold. Any trial in the case would occur no sooner than the end of February.