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Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates NJ consumer law

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A New Jersey man hopes an appeals court will revive a lawsuit that accuses the National Football League of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.

Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, argues the league makes only 1 percent of the tickets available to the public at face value through a lottery. He says the rest go to individual teams, business partners and others.

Finkelman says fans like him are left to pay $2,000 a ticket or more on the secondary market. He believes that violates consumer protection laws in New Jersey, which hosted the 2014 Super Bowl.

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Finkelman will ask a U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia Thursday to overturn a ruling that dismissed his case.

The NFL argues that the only law that matters is supply and demand.