St. Louis wins another round in court against the Los Angeles Rams

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Stan Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams, walks out of the tunnel with Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff (L) and VP Football & Business Administration Tony Pastoors (R) prior the Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The City of St. Louis has won another round in court against the Los Angeles Rams and owner Stan Kroenke. In a decision released this morning by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District, the court has found for St. Louis and turned down the Rams and Kroenke’s request for arbitration.

This case stems from the Rams decision to leave St. Louis in 2015. The lawsuit was filed by the City of St. Louis, the sports authority and St. Louis County in 2017 alleging the Rams were in breach of contract when they departed. The court’s decision today denies the Rams’ attempt to move the matter from the courts and into arbitration.

This case won’t bring the Rams back from California.  A successful outcome for St. Louis could cost the Rams and the NFL millions. If the case reaches trial, Kroenke could be put on the witness stand.

Read the court’s full decision here.

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