D.C. Attorney General Settles with Washington Commanders

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Earlier this week, District of Columbia Attorney General Brian Schwalb settled one of two outstanding lawsuits against the Washington Commanders – this time over allegedly deceptive practices related to security deposits paid by season ticket holders. These deposits, which averaged $1,200, were supposed to be returned by the team thirty days after the expiration of ticket holders’ contracts, but the AG alleged they were instead retained by the team for years. Moreover, the AG alleged that the team created additional hurdles for consumers who did seek their deposits back, including requiring a signed, written request, which was never disclosed to consumers as a requirement for a refund. Former AG Karl Racine originally brought the case in 2022 alleging that this conduct violated the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (“CPPA”).