House Judiciary Committee to Consider Antitrust Status of National Football League
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), has announced that on January 20, the Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy will hold a hearing on the Supreme Court’s pending decision in American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League.
The notice of the hearing can be found here:
In the case below, the Seventh Circuit held that the NFL was a single entity for antitrust purposes – not a group of 32 separate companies that could conspire together.
That decision can be found here:
The Court granted certiorari last June and heard arguments on January 13. The Subcommittee has not as yet released a witness list for the hearing.
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