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House Judiciary Committee to Consider Antitrust Status of National Football League

Posted  January 16, 2010

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:

http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_100120.html

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:

http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/tmp/T40LC5H9.pdf

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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