There has been a ton of antitrust litigation involving the NFL over the past 70 years. What have these cases been about, and what can they teach us about the doctrine and practice of antitrust more broadly? Stephen Ross, a Penn State law professor and an expert on sports antitrust law, joins Sergei Zaslavsky and Christina Ma to discuss the history of NFL (and other sport) antitrust litigation and the key lessons for antitrust practitioners. Listen to this episode to learn about the key antitrust concepts that sports litigation helped develop and sharpen, from intra-enterprise agreement doctrine to the application of the rule of reason.
Stephen Ross, Penn State Law
American Needle v. National Football League Supreme Court Opinion
Stephen Ross bio and publications
Stephen Ross, The Single-Entity Doctrine of Antitrust as Applied to Sports Leagues
Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Sergei Zaslavsky, O’Melveny & Myers