Buried at the bottom of a story regarding the legal options available in Texas for the fans who showed up with tickets to seats at the Super Bowl and didn’t actually get to sit in them is the clearest indication yet that a lawsuit is coming.
L.A.-based attorney Michael Avenatti tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his firm is preparing a class action suit of roughly 1,000 persons against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones arising out of the seating fiasco, which occurred when 400 fans were prevented from attending the game and another 850 were shifted to other accommodations.
“We think that this is a pretty straightforward matter,” Avenatti said. “People did not obtain what they were told they were going to get.”
The lawsuit will seek reimbursement for travel expenses and other damages.
Later today, we’ll break down the applicable Texas consumer protection law. For those of you suffering from insomnia.