More than 1,200 people showed up to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas with their tickets in hand, expecting that those ducats would allow them entry into the stadium so they could watch the game. They were mistaken, as their seats were deemed unsafe and they weren't allowed to watch the game from the vantage point of which they had purchased. It was a mighty embarrassment for the league and for the Cowboys, and many of those patrons who had spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for travel and lodging (not to mention their worthless tickets) looked to the court system for relief. But now that a federal judge has ruled that those affected by the ticketing problem wouldn't receive class-action lawsuit status and that they would have to individually pursue their own legal claims, the Cowboys want some of their own money back. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are demanding $196,584.44 to be reimbursed for having to review more than 23 gigabytes of data and produce 85,000 pages of documents in order to comply with the original subpoena. The Cowboys already have been dismissed from the lawsuit. Meanwhile, the NFL is seeking a partial dismissal of the lawsuit and a partial summary judgment and is ready to attack the claims of the eight plaintiffs in this case. But in case you've forgotten, yeah, something was badly screwed up in Dallas.
Cowboys want nearly $200K after Super Bowl XLV ticket blunder
CBS Sports | Jul 19