Hockey League Loses Injunction Bid In Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2011, 4:51 PM EST) -- A for-profit youth hockey program has lost an initial bid to stop Minnesota's official hockey governing body and its local district from implementing a new rule that would prohibit players from playing in more than one league.

Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued an order Tuesday rejecting Minnesota Made Hockey Inc.'s bid for a preliminary injunction, but said the league's antitrust claims appeared to have merit.

The judge determined that the plaintiff had failed to show irreparable...
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