A Los Angeles Rams season-ticket holder, who owned two tickets to the team's games in St. Louis, has filed a class-action suit against the team in district court in Missouri, seeking to be paid back for the years of his personal seat license (PSL) that won't be honored.
Ronald McAllister bought one PSL in 1995 and another 10 years later, both of which gave a fan the right to purchase a season ticket through the 2024 season. McAllister says he, and any other fan who purchased a PSL, is entitled to get back a percentage of what they paid. He is asking that PSL owners be refunded a percentage of their money based on the number of years left on the contract (nine) compared to the overall length of their contract with the Rams.
McAllister, for example, says the Rams owe him, and others who purchased a PSL in 1995, 9/30 or 30 percent of their money back. For the second PSL he bought in 2005, McAllister says he's entitled to get back 9/20, or 45 percent, of his purchase price.
While the PSL agreement says that the PSL owner can't sue the team, including "should the team not play its home games in the stadium or in St. Louis for any reason," lawyers for McAllister argue that the contract is a sham because it allows the Rams to default on their part of the deal without consequence and but doesn't allow ticket holders the same luxury. If PSL payments are not made, the Rams have the unilateral right to no longer offer that fan a ticket.
"To terminate the PSLs of plaintiff and other class members while refusing to refund the amounts paid for the unusable portions is unfair because it violates the duty of good faith, unilaterally breaches unambiguous provisions of consumer contracts, and is unethical, oppressive and unscrupulous," the lawsuit said.
The suit, which charges the Rams with unjust enrichment, breach of contract and breach of the obligation of good faith and fair dealing, says the team's conduct is in violation of the Missouri Merchandise Practices Act and seeks more than $5 million in refunds.
A message left for a Rams official was not returned.