Anheuser-Busch Hits MLB With Suit Over NFL Deal

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 3:49 PM EST) -- Anheuser–Busch InBev NV's American unit on Friday accused Major League Baseball of reneging on a sponsorship agreement after the brewer, whose Budweiser and other brands have sponsored the MLB for decades, announced it had also signed a sponsorship agreement with the National Football League.

Major League Baseball Properties Inc. has already agreed to renew St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Inc.'s promotional rights agreement, and any attempt to negotiate with the brewer's competitors would violated the current agreement, according to a complaint filed by Corey Worcester of Howrey LLP...
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