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Suit Renews Fraud Claims Against NFL, Cowboys

DALLAS (December 21, 2011) -- Super Bowl ticket-holders displaced during the February seating fiasco at Cowboys Stadium have filed court documents renewing fraud claims against the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys.

The documents filed Wednesday in Dallas federal court accuse the league and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of recklessness in efforts to set a new Super Bowl attendance record at the Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington and doing nothing to discourage attendance.

That's despite no league and Cowboys responses to Arlington building inspectors' warnings that permits hadn't been sought for temporary seating being installed for the game. Eventually, 1,250 temporary seats were declared unsafe just hours before the game.

A federal judge threw out previous fraud allegations and dismissed the Cowboys as defendants in the suit but allowed the plaintiffs to amend their claims.


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