"While we are hopeful that the NFL and its players will reach an agreement to end the ongoing lockout in the near future, this office will take all appropriate steps to protect New Yorkers, many of whom rely on the significant economic activity generated by the NFL," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday." MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press
"The Act prohibits price fixing, bid rigging, territorial and customer allocations, monopolization, boycotts, and tying arrangements, among other practices. The Act permits the Attorney General to bring an action for civil fines up to $1,000,000 for corporations and $100,000 for individuals. Private parties may also bring lawsuits to enjoin these practices and obtain treble damages. Violation of the Donnelly Act is also a felony, punishable by a criminal fine of up to $1,000,000 for corporations and up to $100,000 and 4 years imprisonment for individuals." U.S. Legal.com
After the win at the 8th Circuit today, one would have to wonder if the NFL even took a moment to celebrate. The state Attorneys General train is leaving the station and the seats are going to fill fast with other A.G's seeing a chance to show voters they care... Think Big Tobacco. Think of all the happy lawyers and millions in trebled damages they will begin to drool over...
The lockout had better end before it takes a turn into the surreal labyrinth of state courts.