By Julie Glass
A California court has given the NFL and DirecTV a July Christmas present.
It dismissed a class-action lawsuit regarding the out-of-market package that has been exclusive to DirecTV.
Back in 2015, commercial and residential customers alleged that the NFL and the satellite provider was preventing them from buying single-game packages and charging way too much.
That lawsuit was tossed. The judge said while she agreed in theory that there was antitrust standing to challenge the Sunday Ticket, she found what the suit lacked was the standing to challenge the agreement between the NFL and its teams.