More than four years ago, folks who had bought tickets for Super Bowl XLV showed up for the game only to learn that the seats corresponding to the tickets didn’t exist.
Finally, the case is going to trial.
Jury selection, opening statements, and testimony are expected Monday in federal court in Dallas. The lawyer representing the plaintiffs issued a statement over the weekend explaining that Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to be one of the first witnesses called.
Presumably, the lawyers will be playing Goodell’s videotaped testimony for the jury from August 2013. The lawyers also contend that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been subpoenaed to testify at the trial.
The NFL tried aggressively to resolve the claims of aggrieved customers in the aftermath of the Super Bowl ticket fiasco. But the question is whether the law entitles the customers to more than the NFL offered, especially when taking into consideration the full range of costs incurred to travel to Dallas to attend the Super Bowl but not being allowed to do so.
A jury will eventually decide whether and to what extent the customers should be compensated.