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Frank McCourt Agrees To Sell Bankrupt L.A. Dodgers
Posted on 2 Nov 2011 by James Cordrey

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) Frank McCourt, owner of the L.A. Dodgers baseball team, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announced yesterday that he had agreed to sell the team and its attendant media rights in a process supervised by the U.S. Bankruptcy... Read More

MLB Draft Picks, Their Leverage, And Their Advisors
Posted on 6 May 2010 by William H. Glover Jr.

By Darren Heitner [1] In only a little over a month from now, high school seniors, Junior College students, and Juniors and Seniors at 4-year Universities will be selected in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. The draft, which spans from June 7-9, consists... Read More

Madoff Trustee Agrees To $162 Million Settlement With New York Mets' Owners
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Timothy Raub

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The owners of Major League Baseball's New York Mets and the liquidation trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) agreed on March 19 to a $162 million settlement of claims relating to the defendants'... Read More

Clemens Asks Court To Revive Defamation Claims
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Roger Clemens' lawyers asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive a defamation lawsuit he filed against his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, who claims he injected the ex-major leaguer with steroids and human growth... Read More

Court Again Says Feds Wrongly Seized MLB Drug List
Posted on 14 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday reaffirmed its ruling that investigators illegally seized a list of baseball players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during a 2004 drug lab raid. It's the fourth time the 9th U.S. Circuit... Read More

Family Of Beaten Giants Fan Files Lawsuit Against Dodgers
Posted on 25 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The hits keep coming for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and they aren't the kind that is helping the organization. The latest off-the-field distraction came when the family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally... Read More

MLB Licenser Settles Baseball Card Maker Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) Major League Baseball's licensing wing has settled a lawsuit it filed against a baseball card maker for allegedly stealing trademarks. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that The Upper Deck Co. Inc. had settled the trademark... Read More

Chicago Cubs Owner Sued For Harassment Retaliation
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Two Nebraska women are suing founder of online brokerage TD Ameritrade an owner of the Chicago Cubs, claiming he fired them from his Omaha-based charity after they accused its chief operating officer of sexual harassment. Patricia Davis... Read More

Texas Rangers Sued By Prospective Buyers
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas - (AP) The group backed by Major League Baseball to buy the Texas Rangers sued the team on Monday, hoping to force the long-delayed sale and put a halt to the fresh round of bidding that was opened up unexpectedly in the team's bankruptcy... Read More

Judge Tosses New York Mets Fan's Broken Bat Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A judge has thrown out a New York Mets fan's lawsuit against the team and Major League Baseball over a bat that broke and flew into his face when he was in the stands of the now-demolished Shea Stadium. James Falzon sued last summer... Read More

Court: NFL Is 32 Teams, Not Single Business
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday turned away the National Football League's request for broad antitrust law protection, ruling that the league can be considered 32 separate teams not one big business when it comes to selling... Read More

NFL Appealing StarCaps Case To U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – (AP) The NFL is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that allowed Minnesota Vikings defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams to challenge their four-game suspensions for violating the league's anti-drug policy.... Read More