Antitrust Suit Against MLB, NHL, Distributors Over Showing Of Games Continues

NEW YORK - Consolidated putative antitrust class actions related to live-game video offerings against Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL) and their subsidiaries and member clubs, regional sports networks (RSNs) that televise the games and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) Comcast and DirecTV will continue, a federal judge in New York ruled Dec. 5 (Thomas Laumann, et al. v. National Hockey League, et al., No. 12 Civ. 1817, S.D. N.Y.; Fernanda Garber, et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al.,  No. 12 Civ. 3704, S.D.N.Y.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172686). View a complimentary copy of the opinion in the pdf attached below.

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