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I couldn’t resist commenting on this tidbit of class action-related news today.  A New Jersey federal judge has granted a motion for extention of time to amend the complaint and make service of process in a would-be class action filed by a disgruntled New York Jets fan against the New England Patriots and their coach, Bill Belichick arising out of the well-publicized “Spygate” scandal.  The original complaint reportedly sought certification of a class of Jets season tickets holders and alleges that the acts of the Patriots and their coach in secretly videotaping opponents’ signals, which cost the Patriots a first round draft pick and drew calls for a Congressional investigation by Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector, violated the “contractual expectations and rights” of plaintiff and the would-be class “to observe an honest match played in compliance with all laws and regulations.”  See the full article below.

http://www.miamiherald.com/858/story/584669.html

I’m not prepared to comment about the likelihood of class certification or success on the merits of this case if the defendants ever get served, but I will say that as a life long Seattle Seahawks fan and season ticket holder, I’ll be watching this case intently as a test case for a possible class action against the officiating crew from Super Bowl XL for violating my rights “to observe an honest match played in compliance with all laws and regulations.” 

If you’re a Seahawks fan too, you’ll know what I’m talking about. 

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