Recent Development in Antitrust and International Trade Law

Supreme Court Sacks the NFL: No Antitrust Exemption for the League

June 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

On May 24, 2010, the much-anticipated sports antitrust case American Needle, Inc. v. NFL was decided by the Supreme Court. The Court reversed the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and held that the National Football League Properties’ (NFLP) exclusive licensing agreement with Reebok to produce headwear constitutes concerted action, and thus falls […]