If a manufacturer of widgets wanted to move his factory from St.
Louis to Los Angeles, it would probably not cause any legal
problems. If an association of 32 widget manufacturers decided that
such a move should (or shouldn't) be made, the antitrust laws,
which prohibit concerted activities among competitors would likely
be implicated. Change the widget factory in the example above to an
NFL team, and the situation, as we saw in this past week and in the
lead-up to it, becomes much more complicated and emotional.
What could possibly go wrong? If we look at history-which
involves the selfsame Oakland Raiders that were denied permission
to move to Los Angeles this week-plenty.
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