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Suit Filed Against Cowboys and Jones for Unfinished Super Bowl Seats

The NFL remains in a heap of trouble over the issue Sunday in Dallas when 400 people who had purchased seats to Super Bowl XLV were turned away after their seats were not ready.

Today, Eagan Avenatti, a Los Angeles-based law firm, filed a class-action lawsuit against the Dallas Cowboys, owner Jerry Jones and the National Football League seeking damages for Super Bowl ticket holders assigned to unfinished temporary seating sections and fans whose view was obstructed.

The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Dallas, accuses the team of putting Cowboys season-ticket holders who bought tickets for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and the Packers in folding chairs with obstructed views of the game. It also represents the 400 ticket holders who could not use their seats because guard rails on stairways leading to the seats were not completed by game time.

The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, as well as fraud, deceit and concealment, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. It seeks to recover the economic loss of the ticket holders, which under the DTPA can be tripled, and punitive damages.

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2 Responses to “Suit Filed Against Cowboys and Jones for Unfinished Super Bowl Seats”

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  2. This was a simple case of pure ego. Jerry wanted to break the all-time attendance record, so he cut corners. The NFL is complicit too, since they stood aside while he did it, and are the overseeing authority for the Superbowl.

    This is a quote by the NFL commissioner:

    “We are ultimately responsible for the fan experience and we want it to be the best it can possibly be,” Commissioner Goodell said.

    Therefore, as the senior member of the NFL, Goodell’s name can be validly put into the lawsuit also, he admitted guilt publicly.

    The Commissioner’s investigation after the fact is meaningless, as one of the richest and most powerful team owners in the NFL, Jerry Jone’s personal reasons that precipitated this shameful event will never be reported by the NFL.

    The gestures made by the NFL “after the fact” are not enough to recompense the fans affected, many invested over $5,000 to go to the game, and their team may never make it back during their lifetime, so the triple ticket reimbursement and future ticket deal are moot, and as worthless as the gesture.

    There are numerous stories of hardships suffered by the fans affected to come to the game, and aftermarket ticket prices they paid that exceeded the amount the NFL offered them, not to mention travel costs and lost vacation days for nothing.

    Overseas troops even took precious leave for this once in a lifetime experience, and will never forget the disappointment.

    The fans deserve to sue, this was completely avoidable by Jerry Jones.

    I’ll offer a challenge/bet to Jerry, if a single concession stand in his stadium was not inspected and shut down for the game, I’ll kiss his posterior in the middle of the median of the interstate in Dallas, and give him a week to draw a crowd.

    Tell him to look me up at my website, ask for Magyver.

    And that’s the way I see it.

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