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What if a class action suit was brought against the NHL BOG and Proskauer Rose?

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12-16-2012, 12:20 PM
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What if a class action suit was brought against the NHL BOG and Proskauer Rose?

For the damage to the sport, lost wages of arena workers, lost revenues of the cities, and punitive damages for the lockout?


I think this is a far more effective tool than DropThePuck's threat of missing games?

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It would probably be dismissed out of hand by the courts.

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For the damage to the sport, lost wages of arena workers, lost revenues of the cities, and punitive damages for the lockout?


I think this is a far more effective tool than DropThePuck's threat of missing games?
On what basis? They have broken no contract and acted entirely legally.

You could sue the players under the same suit as they are equally responsible.

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On what basis? They have broken no contract and acted entirely legally.

You could sue the players under the same suit as they are equally responsible.
If and only if there are any contingencies (or lack thereof) that actually address the matter at hand.

If NHL guarantees dates scheduled for an arena then yeah, it's a breach of contract. Or if they guarantee a certain level of activity to an sponsor. Otherwise, you can't just sue people because they aren't operating and you can't live off it.

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For the damage to the sport, lost wages of arena workers, lost revenues of the cities, and punitive damages for the lockout?


I think this is a far more effective tool than DropThePuck's threat of missing games?
Yeah, I don't see any legal claim in there.

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On what basis? They have broken no contract and acted entirely legally.

You could sue the players under the same suit as they are equally responsible.
The Globe and Mail wrote a piece earlier this week on the topic, and while acknowledging that it would be difficult to win the suit, they argued it would likely be possible for season-ticket holders to file a suit without it being thrown out.

The case would attempt to argue that the NHL had long planned to lockout the players while selling season-tickets and thus mislead fans:

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That, he says, raises the possibility that teams sold season tickets fully aware there would be, at best, a shortened season, and, at worst, no season at all. He would call this “false pretenses.” Even if those tickets have caveats in small print regarding the possibility of lost games, he still believes a legal argument could be made.
http://kuklaskorner.com/hockey/comme...ticket-holders

If nothing else, such a suit would certainly make the league sweat.

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The Globe and Mail wrote a piece earlier this week on the topic, and while acknowledging that it would be difficult to win the suit, they argued it would likely be possible for season-ticket holders to file a suit without it being thrown out.

The case would attempt to argue that the NHL had long planned to lockout the players while selling season-tickets and thus mislead fans:



http://kuklaskorner.com/hockey/comme...ticket-holders

If nothing else, such a suit would certainly make the league sweat.
Even if any "false pretense" could be proven (extremely unlikely) the remedy would be the STH getting their money back and perhaps damages in the form of interest (if owners knew some games would be lost way ahead of time). The individual teams have already offered full refunds with many also granting interest. The case would be dismissed quickly.

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