Appeals court allows suit over Rams' relocation to proceed

October 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another attempt by the National Football League to stop a legal showdown over the move of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles has been turned away.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a Missouri appeals court issued a ruling Tuesday that allows a lawsuit to proceed.

The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, St. Louis city and St. Louis County filed suit in 2017, alleging that the Rams' departure violated a 1984 league guideline that was established after the Raiders moved from Oakland to Los Angeles.

The league, the Rams and team owner Stan Kroenke have argued that the disagreements should be settled outside of a courtroom based on an arbitration agreement.

A St. Louis judge in December allowed the case to proceed.