NFL v. American Needle Resource Page

The US Supreme Court is currently considering a potentially landmark case in North American professional sports, American Needle v. NFL. The case could have a profound affect on sport, and sports fans,in North America. Oral arguments will take place on 13 January 2010. This page contains information for people who are interested in this case.



From the Blogs

International Perspectives on Sports Leagues and Antitrust

Australian sports economist Robert Macdonald points out that a similar case was heard in Australia in the mid 1990s. The Australian case was based on a rival league competition in Rugby League. The Australian approach to sports leagues and antitrust differs from the North American approach, and provides an interesting contrast. Macdonald points out that this case focused on market definition, and not firm behavior. The two cases approach a similar question from different angles. Below are several links to the Australian case:

Last update: 15 December 2009