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Settlement of a class-action lawsuit that claimed the NFL's Rams misled fans about the intention to stay in St. Louis could allow the team's former Missouri-based fans to recoup a 25 percent refund on tickets and merchandise.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the details of the settlement include purchases from April 21, 2010, to Jan. 4, 2016. Refunds could be worth up to $25 million. Each of the former fans who filed the original suit will receive $5,000, and attorney fees are projected to be separate at a value of $7 million.

Judge Timothy Boyer granted preliminary approval of the settlement in St. Louis on Monday.

The Rams originally claimed "no damage" was done when the team opted to relocate to Los Angeles.

In 2016, St. Louis residents James Pudlowski, Louis C. Cross III, Gail Henry and Steve Henry filed the suit, which claimed the Rams purposefully misled fans. Those fans would not have bought the tickets or merchandise had they known the Rams were planning their 2016 move, they claimed in the suit.

A separate suit filed by personal seat license holders was also settled. Fans face a Friday deadline to sign up for reimbursement settlements.

The ticket and merchandise settlement announced Monday will cover only purchases made from the Rams, unless fans have receipt of other purchases, not to include tickets purchased on the secondary marketplace.

--Field Level Media

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