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Fans File Lawsuit Against NFL, Cowboys, Jerry Jones

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Well, it was really only a matter of time.

Fans who had tickets that were not accepted at Super Bowl XLV filed a lawsuit against the NFL, Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones, alleging "breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices." The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the fans, an unnamed number at this point, are seeking $5 million from the NFL, Cowboys and Jones.

The plaintiffs are seeking more than $5 million from the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones.

Michael Avenatti of Los Angeles-based law firm Eagan Avenatti, said he expects to represent 1,000 fans, though he wouldn't say how many have already signed on.

The NFL has offered a variety of remedies to fans, including refunds and tickets to next year's Super Bowl

Both the NFL and Dallas Cowboys have declined to comment on the suit.

This entire lawsuit could have easily been avoided had the NFL been more up front about the state of the seats prior to Super Bowl Sunday. Up to 1,250 fans were forced to have their seats relocated - and 400 of which were unable to receive any seats at all - because their seats weren't ready to be used. This is clearly something the NFL would have known prior to Super Bowl Sunday.

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