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MLS Spared Accelerated Antitrust Trial Against Soccer League

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 10:27 PM EDT) -- Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, facing antitrust claims from another professional soccer league, were saved Wednesday from having to go to trial mere weeks after discovery closes when a Brooklyn federal judge refused to mandate the haste that the rival claimed is necessary for a 2020 relaunch.

After a dayslong flurry of filings over North American Soccer League’s wish for a June 2019 trial date, U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie shot down the idea, saying she “declines to set a date for any...
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North American Soccer League, LLC v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc.


Case Number

1:17-cv-05495

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

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Margo K. Brodie

Date Filed

September 19, 2017

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