15 July 2019
Breakups stink. Participants in monogamous relationships luckily only have to face one at a time, but the City of Oakland has been double dumped. The Raiders football team and Golden State Warriors basketball team are both splitting up with the city they once called home as they take their talents to Las Vegas and San Francisco, respectively. The split with the Raiders has become so messy that the city has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League. The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has thrown a yellow penalty flag at the litigation, contending the city cannot claim lost tax revenue under US competition law.