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MLB Licenser Settles Baseball Card Maker Lawsuit

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 lawsuit by agreeing to pay its licensing wing...

MLB Draft Picks, Their Leverage, And Their Advisors

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 of 50 rounds, including supplemental rounds...

NFL Appealing StarCaps Case To U.S. Supreme Court

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. The NFL cited the National Labor Relations Act in...

Court: NFL Is 32 Teams, Not Single Business

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 branded items like jerseys and caps. The high court...

Clemens Asks Court To Revive Defamation Claims

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 hormone more than a dozen times. Clemens appealed...

Texas Rangers Sued By Prospective Buyers

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 case. The lawsuit filed. . . . Full version...

Court Again Says Feds Wrongly Seized MLB Drug List

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 Court of Appeals has ruled on the issue during...

Judge Tosses New York Mets Fan's Broken Bat Lawsuit

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. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers...

Family Of Beaten Giants Fan Files Lawsuit Against Dodgers

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 beaten at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day sued the...

Chicago Cubs Owner Sued For Harassment Retaliation

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 and Patricia Duncan filed a federal lawsuit against...

Frank McCourt Agrees To Sell Bankrupt L.A. Dodgers

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 Court for the District of Delaware ( In Re: L.A...

Madoff Trustee Agrees To $162 Million Settlement With New York Mets' Owners

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' alleged profiting from Madoff's massive Ponzi...

Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Major League Baseball Over Live Game Videos

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Four baseball fans filed a putative class action in federal court in New York on May 9 against Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc. (MLB), several MLB member clubs and several cable and Internet providers, alleging that live-game video offerings violate antitrust laws ( Fernanda...