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United States v. NFL
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
116 F.Supp 319 (1953)
The National Football League (NFL) (defendant) allowed each football team to contract for the telecasting and radio broadcasting of games but prohibited teams from broadcasting their games into the home territories of the other teams. The United States Justice Department (plaintiff) brought suit against the NFL alleging that its prohibition constituted a restraint of trade in violation of § 1 of the Sherman Act.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Grim, J.)
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