The Raiders have filed a lot of lawsuits in their time in the NFL, but now the Raiders' host city is getting into the act.
The City of Oakland has filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL and all 32 teams, including the Raiders.
"The defendants brazenly violated federal antitrust law and the league's own policies when they boycotted Oakland as a host city," Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker said in a press release. "The Raiders' illegal move lines the pockets of NFL owners and sticks Oakland, its residents, taxpayers, and dedicated fans with the bill. The purpose of this lawsuit is to hold the defendants accountable and help to compensate Oakland for the damages the defendants' unlawful actions have caused and will cause to the people of Oakland."
The civil complaint is a 49-page document and includes seven claims against the NFL and its teams.
The immediate question is whether the lawsuit will require the Raiders to play somewhere other than Oakland in 2019.
Raiders team president Marc Badain declined comment on the question of whether the Raiders will be leaving Oakland after this season, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal report.
The Raiders have one home game left this season -- a game against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 24.
Las Vegas is scheduled to become the Raiders' home in 2020, and a $1.8 billion stadium is scheduled to be built at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.