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JUDGE DISMISSES PART OF ROMO-LINKED FIRM’S CLAIM
A judge dismissed a major element of a lawsuit filed against the NFL by a company partly owned by Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Tony Romo over a canceled fantasy football event. State District Judge Carl Ginsberg on Monday dismissed a claim by Fan Expo LLC that the NFL intimidated players with threats of fines and suspensions if they participated in what the league called a gambling-related event. Fan Expo attorney Julie Pettit says Fan Expo’s breach-of-contract claim against the NFL is still pending trial. The Texas-based company claims the NFL initially approved the event by allowing some members of league-owned media outlets to participate. The subsequent NFL decision forced the cancellation of last July’s convention in Las Vegas.