The third NFL season since the Rams departed St. Louis for Los Angeles officially kicked off Thursday night, but multiple lawsuits linger in the city that the football team has long since abandoned.
At least four suits involving St. Louis and its former football team are currently pending.
The biggest of the four pits plaintiffs including the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority against the Rams, the NFL and the 31 other NFL teams and owners.
That suit alleges breach of contract, fraud and other misdeeds by the Rams and NFL. Millions of dollars — or even hundreds of millions — could be on the line, and pre-trail proceedings have largely gone St. Louis’ way so far.
The other suits include:
- One over a contract giving the Rams the option to purchase their former practice facility in Earth City for $1
- Another filed by fans who purchased personal seat licenses shortly before the team left town
- A third claiming the team violated a state merchandising act by selling team gear and tickets under the auspices of staying in St. Louis when ownership was actually eyeing a move
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