4 Things You Need to Know About the St. Louis Rams Class-Action Decision
As a Rams fan, you suffered when your team announced in January that it would begin the 2016 season in its new digs, Memorial Coliseum – as the Los Angeles Rams.
But as a disappointed holder of a charter personal seat license (PSL), you got a big win last Wednesday when a federal judge ruled that the team terminated your PSLs and must refund your deposit.
As one of the law firms representing St. Louis Rams season ticket holders in this case, we are careful not to comment too much on pending litigation. However, this is a complex case involving many different parties, so we wanted to make clear the four things you really need to know about the ruling on Wednesday, September 21, 2016:
- The Judge ruled that the St. Louis Rams must refund charter season ticket holders their deposit.
- The amount of the refund and what exactly constitutes a deposit has not been determined. Litigation on this point continues.
- The Judge found that the PSLs bought after the charter season were not terminated. How that affects tickets being sold in Los Angeles has yet to be determined.
- Season ticket holders can follow The Bruning Law Firm on social media and bookmark our blog now for updates on the case.
Get the Background on the St. Louis Rams Class-Action Lawsuit
The class-action lawsuit that was ruled on Wednesday was brought by Ronald McAllister, one of thousands of fans who bought St. Louis Rams PSLs under 30-year contracts. The contracts allowed PSL owners to purchase season tickets to Rams home games through the 2024 season.
McAllister, represented by the The Bruning Law Firm, the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, and Goldernberg, Heller & Antognoli brought the class-action lawsuit to recover for himself and other PSL owners the amount they paid for licenses for the nine years the Rams rendered the PSLs useless by moving.
Read the judge’s full order from Wednesday’s decision: Read the Rams Memorandum and Order Here
Are You a PSL Holder and Want to Get Involved in the Case?
So, you were a St. Louis Rams fan from 1995 through 2015, savoring a Super Bowl XXXIV win against the Tennessee Titans in January 2000, suffering a loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI in January 2003, and then there was that playoff drought from 2005 through 2015.
Now all you’ve got is your PSL and no desire to watch the Los Angeles Rams.
The good news is that you don’t need to do anything. If the judge grants class certification, you will receive a notice in the mail with instructions of how to opt out of the class, if you choose. If you do not opt out, you will automatically be a member of the class. The class will be defined in a motion for class certification, which will be available to the public and posted on our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ These motions are usually filed after discovery between the parties are complete, which has yet to begin.