Sonic Bust: Trying to Retain Major League Franchises in Challenging Financial Times
Paul M. Anderson
Marquette University - Law School
William S. Miller
affiliation not provided to SSRN
April 3, 2011
Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 117-168, Winter 2011
Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 11-14
This article analyzes the relationship between a city and team. It uses the litigation surrounding the Seattle Sonics move to Oklahoma City to show how the relationship can break down. The authors then argue that judicial remedies will often be inadequate unless substantiated with strong lease language.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 53
Keywords: sports lease, liquidated damages, non-relocation, specific performanceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 4, 2011 ; Last revised: July 27, 2012
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