In doing research for a paper I am writing for my Sports and Society class I came across this article which discusses franchise movement court cases specifically the Raiders case. It also mentions the case of the San Francisco Seals v. National Hockey League, which might relate to the discussion on here earlier about a teams chances of fighting the league in court if the league blocks a proposed move. While there was a lot of mention of the more famous Davis case there was no mention of this case. Apparently the decision, which allowed the league to block the Seals move to Vancouver, still applies to the NHL (although I'm not sure if that is because it deals with the NHL explicitly or it just hasn't been challenged). It's an academic article that was peer reviewed and appeared in the Fall 1997 addition of Antitrust Bulletin. I'm also assuming that the San Francisco Seals mentioned are the same team known on the ice as the California Seals. Here is what the article said about the case: Here's the Link but You probably have to have access to Proquest to read the full article. So two questions I have for those that might be more knowledgeable about this case. 1. Does anyone have anymore information on the case? This is the first I have ever heard about the case and am interested in hearing more about it. 2. How would this decision any effect any hypothetical case against the league challenging a block of a franchise relocation?