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Mayweather, Pacquiao Lawsuits Sent To California Court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Plaintiffs who say the May 2 Las Vegas fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a fraud and they deserve their pay-per-view money back will argue their cases in front of a federal judge in Southern California.

Judge R. Gary Klausner will decide if the cases are granted class action status before any trial proceeds.

A panel of judges that decides whether to consolidate claims into a single courtroom ruled Friday that lawsuits filed in several states will be heard in the Central District of California where Pacquiao allegedly injured his shoulder while training for the fight.

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The lawsuits argue the injury wasn't revealed until after the fight, too late for 4.4 million viewers who had already paid up to $100 each to watch it.