On September 21, 2106, the court ruled in favor of our client, Ron McAllister, in his breach-of-contract claim against the former St. Louis Rams and held that he is entitled to a refund (amount to be determined) of what he paid for a PSL.
United States District Judge Stephen Limbaugh, Jr., ruled that the former St. Louis Rams breached their agreements with their charter season ticket holders when they moved to Los Angeles earlier this year and are liable to them for damages.
Judge Limbaugh’s ruling came in a lawsuit brought by Ron McAllister, one of thousands of fans who bought Charter Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) under contracts allowing them to buy season tickets to Rams home games through the 2024 season.
McAllister, represented by the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld and The Bruning Law Firm, LLC, both of St. Louis, brought a class action to recover for himself and other PSL owners the portion they paid for the years the Rams rendered the PSLs useless by moving.
Judge Limbaugh ruled that the Rams terminated those contracts when they left St. Louis and now must provide refunds. He said that the amount of damages will be determined later.
McAllister said: “I am gratified that the Rams are now going to have to do the right thing by their former fans, who loyally supported them for 21 years.”
In a separate part of his decision, Judge Limbaugh ruled that those who bought their PSLs in later years were entitled to buy season tickets in Los Angeles under a contract provision that required the Rams to use their best efforts to secure tickets for them if the games were transferred.