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Law 360: NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case

Sep 1, 2015

A New York federal judge on Tuesday approved a nonmonetary settlement in a class action accusing the NHL of conspiring to inflate the price of broadcast rights for games, and awarded plaintiffs’ attorneys $6.5 million in fees and expenses, reports Law 360’s Max Stendahl in NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin issued an order granting final approval to the settlement, which resolves allegations that the NHL forced fans to overpay to watch out-of-market hockey games. The deal, which drew just 10 objections out of approximately 718,000 people who were given direct notice of the agreement, requires the league to institute price cuts and offer more varied subscription options.