Dallas Cowboys owner to testify in Super Bowl 2011 seating case

 

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is expected to testify in a lawsuit by fans who sued the NFL over problems with temporary seats at the 2011 Super Bowl in Arlington.

Jones was to take the stand Tuesday in Dallas.

About 1,250 temporary seats were deemed unsafe hours before the game at the $1.2 billion home of the Cowboys. That forced about 850 ticket holders to move to new seats and sent 400 others to standing-room locations.

Seven fans sued, saying they didn't have seats or their seats had obstructed views. The lawsuit alleges the NFL breached its ticket contract and that settlement offers failed to fully compensate them.

The NFL has said it fully compensated displaced fans. Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') says the league was responsible for the issues.

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