VA.’s Attorney General reaches a settlement with the Washington Commanders

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced an agreement has been reached with Pro-Football LLC. the current owner of the Washington Commanders.

The agreement ensures the return of hundreds of thousands of dollars to consumers impacted by the team’s failure to return ticket deposits to season ticket holders.

The Attorney General opened the investigation into the Commanders practice of retaining security deposits on April 25, 2022.

As a result of the investigation over $600,000 in deposits have been returned to approximately 475 season ticket holders so far.

In addition the team has agreed to pay $700,000 in penalties and costs to resolve the issue.

The Attorney General’s investigation revealed that since at least 1997 the team had entered long-term contracts with some season ticket holders.

The contract required the team to pay a refundable security deposit on season tickets within 30 days.

Despite the contract the Washington Commanders unlawfully retained significant sums of security deposits and would impose additional conditions on consumers seeking refunds.

As a condition of the settlement the Commanders will comply with the Virginia Consumer Protection act and take on efforts to refund all remaining security deposits on dormant accounts.

The Washington Commanders have also agreed to reimburse the Virginia Office of the Attorney General $100,000 for attorney fees and costs expended in the investigation.

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