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July 17, 2019

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Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early

Oakland Raiders Draft Welcome

L.E. Baskow

Many Oakland Raiders fans gather to hear their third-day draft picks from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign complete with Gov. Brian Sandoval and others on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar, antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season.

Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo said Tuesday that the lawsuit is expected to be filed and announced within days, probably before the Raiders’ home opener at the Coliseum on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Gallo predicted that a lawsuit against the league and Raiders could result in winning damages of up to $500 million.

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