The US Supreme Court finds that a football league and its members should not be treated as a single entity (American Needle / National Football League)

American professional sports associations such as the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Major League Baseball (MLB) generate significant economic activity. In 2010, their combined revenue exceeded $21 billion and their combined operating profit reached $1.9 billion [1]. Not surprisingly, the fierce competition in the sports arenas translates to vigorous court battles: the leagues and the participating teams often face allegations of antitrust violations by private plaintiffs in pursuit of deep pockets. Nonetheless, matters of antitrust and sports have not reached the Supreme Court for over 25 years, since the NCAAv. University of Oklahomaopinion finding the agreement among the colleges members of the

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Anna A. Chehtova, The US Supreme Court finds that a football league and its members should not be treated as a single entity (American Needle / National Football League), 24 May 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin Sport, Art. N° 33292

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