Fantasy Leagues Hit Home Run In High Court

Law360, New York (June 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fantasy baseball leagues can continue to use player statistics without buying licenses from Major League Baseball after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lower court's ruling that the First Amendment outweighs a player's or team's right of publicity.

The high court declined Monday, without comment, to hear the appeal filed by the MLB's Internet company, Major League Baseball Advanced Media. The denial of certiorari lets stand a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that allows fantasy companies to use...
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