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State Supreme Court grants writ, dismisses Saints lawsuit

Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 16:23:33-04

The Louisiana Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the NFL over the Saints' playoff game loss.

The lawsuit was filed by a Saints fan who also is an attorney against the NFL, after officials at the Saints' final playoff game did not call pass interference near the end of the game. The other team, the Los Angeles Rams, went on to win the game and play in the Super Bowl.

Saints fans were incredulous and incensed that the call wasn't made, and blame the lack of the call on the team's loss. Several lawsuits have been filed.

Earlier this summer, a New Orleans judge rejected the NFL's attempts to have the lawsuit dismissed. The league's argument was that Saints fans, including season ticket holdlers, did not have proper standing to sue the NFL.

The Supreme Court agreed, stating that "while we are certainly cognizant of the passion of sports fans, and particularly those who are fans of the New Orleans Saints, the courts are not the proper forum to litigate such disputes."

Here's the full ruling from the Supreme Court: