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The Becker Law Firm Representing Fans in Class Action Over Cancelled 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game

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The Becker Law Firm is now serving as Class Counsel for a pending class action lawsuit over the abrupt cancellation of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

In a ruling handed down on December 1, 2020, an Ohio federal judge granted class certification in a lawsuit filed by Carmelo Treviso, a NFL fan who filed lawsuits for breach of contract after the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, was cancelled the same day it was supposed to occur due to unplayable field conditions.

Do You Have a Potential Claim?

Partner Romney Cullers and The Becker Law Firm are serving as Co-Counsel with Ahmed Ibrahim of AI Law to represent class members in the lawsuit.

We are actively reviewing potential claims from fans nationwide who are seeking compensation for their losses, including ticket and travel expenses, among other damages.

You may be a Class Member if:

  • You purchased a ticket to the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame game; or
  • You acquired a ticket to the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame game.

Learn more about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Class Action Lawsuit and whether you may have a claim. Call or contact us online for a FREE case evaluation.

About the NFL Hall of Fame Game Cancellation Class Action

As noted by Law360 and Above The Law, the recent ruling in Ohio resolves over four years of litigation by granting Class Certification and allowing the case to proceed to trial.

The suit, which wound its way through federal courts in California and Ohio, concerns the abrupt cancellation of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts.

It claims that National Football Museum, Inc., which does business as the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

  • Knew it would cancel the 2016 Hall of Fame Game due to an unsafe playing field at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The field had been rendered unplayable as the result of a mid-afternoon attempt to paint logos on the turf and a heated drying process that melted rubber turf pellets.
  • Allowed fans to enter the stadium and encouraged them to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise at the stadium before abruptly canceling the sgame minutes before the scheduled kick-off.

The lawsuit seeks monetary damages for fans affected by the last-minute cancellation. Recoverable damages may include:

  • Out-of-pocket cost of tickets
  • Travel and lodging expenses
  • Costs of items purchased on game day
  • Lost wages for fans who took vacation to attend the game
  • Other damages arising from the sudden cancellation

If you are a fan who suffered losses due to the 2016 Hall of Fame Game cancellation, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Becker Law Firm to speak with a Cleveland personal injury attorney.

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