Pa. Court Throws Out Umpire's Conspiracy Suit

Law360, New York (October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit stemming from the 1999 collapse of the Major League Umpires Association was thrown out Friday by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

The court upheld a lower court ruling that there was no conspiracy that wrecked a mass-resignation plan that Richard G. Phillips, the former counsel for the umpires, designed to kick-start negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

The three-judge panel also ruled that two umpires and an attorney who went on to form a new umpires union, the World Umpires Association, did not engage...
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