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Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

Posted on: May 27, 2011 3:12 pm
Edited on: May 27, 2011 3:17 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You might recall the small matter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL selling seats to Super Bowl XLV that didn’t exactly exist by gametime. And you might remember that the fans who didn’t get to sit where they assumed they would (after buying the tickets and all) were not pleased about it.

Ticket-gate fallout
Two fans filed a class-action lawsuit in February, and on Thursday, Jones and the NFL asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit because they say reimbursement offers to the fans were more than adequate.

Via the Fort Worth Star Telegram, in their court filing, Jones and the NFL said, “These offers were made to be accommodating to the NFL's valued fans, but in fact, they exceed the amount to which any of the ticket-holders is entitled.”

The lawsuit filed said fans suffered damages totaling more than $5 million, and the league says it has offered to pay fans between $4.5 and $9.3 million.

You know, as the lockout continues and fans continue to get angrier and angrier, it makes perfect sense that Jones and the NFL would use the court system to make sure they don’t have to give the fans their just due.

As fans spent thousands of dollars to travel to the Super Bowl for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, only to get completely screwed by Jones and the NFL, perhaps the NFL should think about doing more than what is legally adequate to compensate them.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

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Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: May 29, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

WOW, the defendants in a law suit, want the case dismissed, what a surprise. Such a novel idea there, jer...



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 28, 2011 3:25 am
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

This should teach people a lesson. Don't buy tickets at the last minute, don't buy tickets to seats that do not exist. Don't expect things will go smoothly at an event that takes place at a newly built stadium.
Riiiiiight.  Because this is now the fans fault for buying tickets from the NFL for a game at the NFL's new landmark stadium.  They should have expected to get screwed.  In fact, no one should have bought tickets.  The game should have been played in front of coaches and cameras with no fans in attendance.  Because, after all, any fan who buys a ticket is just asking to get screwed, right?



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

Once again folks, Jerry Jones had nothing to do with the SB other than provide a stadium. It was the NFL's responsability to get those extra seats installed just as it is the NFL's responsabilty to make sure the field is in good shape for the SB. Everything dealing with the SB is the NFL's responsability, not the team that plays in that stadium. This goes as far as even the vendors being different than when the team plays there. All Jones and the Cowboys got was the stadium rental for the week of the SB. 



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: May 27, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

Jones you screwed , your stadium crew screwed up....just pay em off and be done with it.



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

Katzowitz, you're take makes you sound like an idiot.  A.)Jerry Jones and the NFL have gone above and beyond by offering MORE than adequate offers to the fans.  B.)The issue with the seating fell on the fire marshall not getting it inspected in time.  Jones nor the NFL can just pull any Fire Marshall out of their rear to get the inspection done,  that responsibility fell on the city fire marshall. C.) This has NOTHING to do with the strike, that's another matter all together.  They have to use the court system because they were sued.  You answer lawsuits in COURT you moron.  D.) Do you think the fans that missed out should get rich from this?  Would a years salary be suffice and if so would it be fair if one person got a bigger pay day simply because they make more money?  I'm sorry, it is wrong what happened to the fans that missed out on the Super Bowl, but let's keep our irrational emotions in check when deciding how to solve this thing.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 5:54 pm
 

Jones, NFL want SB ticket suit dismissed

The lawyers for the fans is screwed in the head. The most any court will ever give is 3 X the price of the ticket, the NFL has offered way more than that per ticket holder. The lawyers would have a heck of a time getting anything for pain and suffering, which would be thier only recourse to collect beyond the ticket price.


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