Rams Must Refund Deposits to Fans Who Purchased Personal Seat Licenses While Team Played in St. Louis: Federal Judge

The Los Angeles Rams play against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, (Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Rams play against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, (Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

A federal judge in St. Louis ruled Wednesday that the Rams must refund deposits to some fans who purchased personal seat licenses during the franchise’s two decades in the city and offer others the opportunity to buy season tickets to games in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr.’s decision came in three lawsuits — later consolidated into one case — filed in the weeks after NFL owners voted in January to approve the Rams’ relocation to L.A..

At issue are about 46,000 personal seat licenses to buy season tickets in St. Louis first sold by FANS, Inc., the Rams’ ticketing agent, and subsequently offered by the franchise.

In the 13-page decision, the judge said contracts with FANS, Inc. terminated because of the move and “the Rams must now ‘refund … deposit[s].’” The amount isn’t clear.

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