Merchandiser Can't Compel Dodgers In Contract Decision

Law360, Wilmington (August 16, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday refused a demand from the Los Angeles Dodgers' official merchandiser to compel the team to either assume or reject its contract, ruling it cannot renege on a bargain by which the team is abiding.

Facility Merchandising Inc. — which has an exclusive contract to sell jerseys, hats and other souvenirs at Dodgers stadium — moved in July to force the team to make a decision on the contract before the end of baseball season, when FMI must make a significant...
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