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USA: The Federal District Court for the Northern District of California says that consumers can sue an exclusive agreement between a sportswear company and the National Football League (Dang/San Francisco Forty Niners)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. of the Northern District of California, August 3, 2013, Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, aff. no. 5:12-CV-5481 Sport and related market litigation is a good client for US antitrust law. This is evidenced by the new case under review in which the Federal Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the motion by Reebok and the National Football League (NFL) to dismiss the complaint of a class of consumers in the process of being formed. In a decision of August 3, 2013, the California judge thus paved the way for the plaintiffs, American football fans of "NFL" branded products, who believe that they are incurring additional costs

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Jean-Christophe Roda, USA: The Federal District Court for the Northern District of California says that consumers can sue an exclusive agreement between a sportswear company and the National Football League (Dang/San Francisco Forty Niners), 6 November 2013, Concurrences N° 4-2013, Art. N° 59407, p. 186

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