20 October 1952- United States vs. Syracuse Professional Basketball Club, Inc.

21 October 1952, Gloversville Morning Herald- Basketball 5 Sued By U.S.; 'Overcharged'

Syracuse (AP)--The United States yesterday brought a treble-damage action against the Syracuse Professional Basketball Club, Inc.; for allegedly charging more than ceiling prices for Syracuse Nationals games last season. The Nationals are a member of the National Basketball Association. U.S. Atty. Edmund Port said the club charged $11,843.35 more than Office of Price Stabilization ceilings on ticket prices. The complaint, which Port said he filed yesterday with the clerk of U.S. District Court in Syracuse, alleges that the violations took place from Oct. 21, 1951, through April 3, 1952. A spokeman said the organization "denied any overcharges" but declined to comment further. The civil action, brought on request of the OPS, charges that the club allegedly overcharged on certain seats when it moved the Nats games from the State Fair Coliseum to the Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 21, 1951. It further alleges that during 1952, the club continued to include in its ticket prices the 5 percent Syracuse City admissions tax which did not exist after Dec. 31, 1951.