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Paul M. Anderson & W.S. Miller, Sonic Bust: Trying to Retain Major League Franchises in Challenging Financial Times, 21 J. Legal Aspects Sport 117 (2011). Copyright © 2011 by the Sport and Recreation Law Association

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21 J of Legal Aspects of Sport 117 (2011)


This article analyzes the relationship between a city and team. It uses the litigation surrounding the Seattle Sonics move to Oklahoma City to show how the relationship can break down. The authors then argue that judicial remedies will often be inadequate unless substantiated with strong lease language.

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