At a time when the NFL and its teams are being sued with increasing frequency, it makes sense for the NFL’s teams to do a little suing of their own.
The Bills kicked it off earlier this week, suing over an alleged shortfall in payments for their radio rights.
Now, the 49ers have launched the process of legally forcing Santa Clara County to follow through on a commitment to contribute $30 million to the $1.2 billion stadium effort.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a judge in Sacramento has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Santa Clara County from spending the motion. A hearing on a motion filed by the 49ers to freeze the funds pending the outcome of the litigation will be held on Tuesday, July 3.
The problem arose after California disbanded local redevelopment agencies and gave their funding to the various counties in which the agencies were located. Santa Clara County decided to spend funds that had been earmarked for the stadium on other projects.
The 49ers have said that the project will proceed without the missing money. But they still plan to try to get the cash that they believe was promised to them.