The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a proposed class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and DirectTV. A collection of bars, restaurants and others who’ve purchased NFL Sunday Ticket are suing the league and the satellite provider.

The defendants believe they’ve been overcharged for watching out-of-market because the exclusive agreement between the NFL and DirecTV unlawfully eliminates competition for game broadcasts. The lawsuits were first filed in 2015, dismissed in 2017 U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell and then revived in 2019 by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

With the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the appeal, the NFL and DirecTV could reach a settlement that gives the Sunday Ticket subscribers some of their money back, Reuters reports.

NFL Sunday Ticket costs $294. It is the only way to watch complete live coverage of NFL games that aren’t broadcast in one’s local market.

“In sum, the defendants – the NFL, its teams, and DirecTV – have substantial arguments on the law. If the defendants do not prevail at summary judgment or at trial, they may raise those legal arguments again,” Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote.

The NFL and DirecTV first introduced the package in 1994. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated in 2019 that the deal between the two partners might not be renewed when the contract is up after the 2022 season.

The NFL continues to dominate television ratings with most of the most-watched programs of the year.

NFL Sunday Ticket A general view of atmosphere at DIRECTV CELEBRATES 25th Season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on July 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for NFL SUNDAY TICKET on DIRECTV