CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED BY EAGAN AVENATTI, LLP AGAINST JERRY JONES, THE DALLAS COWBOYS AND THE NFL OVER TREATMENT OF SUPER BOWL TICKET HOLDERS
Lawsuit Claims Fraud on Displaced Fans and Cowboys Stadium “Founders”
Eagan Avenatti, LLP, a law firm specializing in consumer rights, filed a class action lawsuit on February 8, 2011 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, alleging breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices by Jerry Jones, the National Football League, the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and other defendants in connection with Super Bowl XLV held last Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
The complaint, which seeks compensatory damages of over $5 Million, claims that the unlawful acts of Jones, the NFL and the Cowboys resulted in approximately 400 fans who purchased tickets and traveled to the game being denied a seat, despite having spent thousands of dollars in tickets and travel expenses to attend the Super Bowl. In addition, over 2,400 ticket holders were unreasonably delayed, relocated or completely displaced from their seats as a result of the incomplete installation of temporary seats, which were deemed unsafe and unusable. The complaint also alleges that Jones, the NFL and the Cowboys deceived Cowboys season ticket holders known as the “Founders” into paying $1,200 a seat for Super Bowl tickets that turned out to be temporary seats with obstructed views.
“You don’t have to own the Cowboys or run the NFL to know that you cannot lawfully treat people like this,” stated lead attorney Michael Avenatti. “At an absolute minimum, Jones, the Cowboys and the NFL need to accept full responsibility and reimburse fans one hundred percent for their expenses and damages. Anything short of that is a slap in the face to the fans of the NFL and the Cowboys.”
Information Current As Of February 11, 2011