Entertainment Law Reporter
September 2006 Volume 28 Number 4

Pittsburgh taxpayer doesn’t have standing to challenge Steeler’s stadium deal

A Pittsburgh resident and taxpayer has lost his antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League – a lawsuit in which he complained that the League’s teams conspired with one another to force the county into an expensive stadium deal in order to keep the Steelers from moving elsewhere. A federal Court of Appeals has held that the taxpayer simply did not have standing to bring an antitrust suit. The appellate court’s ruling affirmed a lower court decision that had dismissed the case, for the same reason (ELR 27:2:14).

Warnock v. National Football League, 154 Fed.Appx. 291 , 2005 U.S.App.LEXIS 24167 (3d Cir. 2005), cert.denied, 126 S.Ct. 1587 , 2006 U.S.LEXIS 2279 (2006)