San Jose Hits Back At MLB's Bid To Nix Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball is leaning on “outdated” precedent to prove they are exempt from federal and state antitrust laws, the city of San Jose said Friday, urging a federal judge not to dismiss their suit over the Oakland Athletics' stalled move to the city.

Contrary to MLB's assertions, U.S. Supreme Court precedent has never held that “the business of baseball” is exempt from antitrust laws, San Jose told the California court in a brief opposing the professional baseball league's August motion to dismiss. The lawsuit, filed in...
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