The Rams have taken the American pastime from St. Louis to Los Angeles. So it’s time for another American pastime.
The filing of lawsuits.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the filing of lawsuits, if they have merit. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.
In St. Louis, the first lawsuit filed in the aftermath of the relocation of the Rams to Kroenkeworld alleged that the team violated the Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act in claiming that they lied when saying they had no intention to move. The second lawsuit alleges that the fans who purchased Personal Seat Licenses in St. Louis retain those rights in Los Angeles.
Via the Associated Press, the class-action complaint argues that St. Louis PSL holders have “the right to purchase season tickets for the assigned seats for each and every football season through the year 2025.”
Although the final analysis will hinge on a full examination of the PSL contract — which possibly contains enough small-print legalese to support the argument that the licenses don’t transfer — it makes sense for people who paid a lump sum for the right to buy tickets through 2025 to claim that they should receive compensation of some sort for the final 10 years of the arrangement.
More lawsuits are possible, with the claims limited only by the creativity of the lawyers crafting them. While none of it will bring the Rams back to St. Louis, it gives the fans who are upset by the outcome a way to demonstrate their anger — as long as their claims are supported by the existing laws on the books or a good-faith argument for an expansion of the current legal principles.