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Fans sue Rams, alleging false statements prior to LA move

Sep 8, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke (M) talks with general manager Les Snead (L) and president Kevin Demoff before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 8, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke (M) talks with general manager Les Snead (L) and president Kevin Demoff before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

ST. LOUIS -- A lawsuit filed by four Rams fans from St. Louis claims owner Stan Kroenke and others lied about their desire to keep the team in St. Louis, violating Missouri law.

The suit was filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court, one day after NFL owners voted to allow the Rams to relocate to Los Angeles.

The suit alleges that Kroenke and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff made false and misleading statements indicating the team had no intention to move. It says that based on what is now known, that violates Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act, which prohibits false statements in the sale or advertisement of trade or commerce.

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The suit claims the Rams violated the law in connection with ticket and merchandise sales.

Messages seeking comment Thursday from the Rams were not immediately returned.