Joseph M. Hanna, chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality groups, was quoted in an article for Law360 discussing the controversy surrounding the Los Angeles Rams and the city of St. Louis after the team’s relocation to Los Angeles.
In “LA Rams Suit Could Shine Light On NFL Team Moves,” Joe talks about the recent efforts from the Los Angeles Rams and team owner Stan Kroenke to halt a lawsuit brought by St. Louis seeking to recoup millions of dollars spent trying to keep the team, which was ultimately denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also discusses the potential future of whether or not the case will go into arbitration.
“First and foremost, there’s the age-old cliché of the fans ‘having their day in court,’” Joe said. “In the eyes of the fans, this helps bring the fight onto a level playing field; oftentimes, those parties who regularly hire arbiters seemingly have more success in arbitration.”
Read the full article here:
“LA Rams Suit Could Shine Light On NFL Team Moves,” Law360, October 9, 2019
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Joseph M. Hanna:
With a national practice and industry-wide reputation for leadership, Joe is consistently ranked among the top 10 attorneys based in Western New York in Business First’s annual Legal Elite, and in 2015, Joe was the youngest honoree ever to be named Lawyer of the Year in the Bar Association of Erie County’s 130-year history. Joe is also a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities. He is chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force and has held multiple leadership roles in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) as well as diversity-related positions within the American Bar Association (ABA), DRI, and other organizations.