Dodgers Not Likely To Probe MLB Teams' Dealings: Judge

Law360, Wilmington (October 5, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Wednesday he was unlikely to grant the Los Angeles Dodgers Inc.’s bid for discovery on Major League Baseball’s dealings with other teams, potentially denying owner Frank McCourt ammunition in the parties' upcoming showdown over control of the franchise.

The discovery dispute comes in advance of a broad evidentiary hearing, scheduled to begin Oct. 31, that will decide the team’s course out of bankruptcy. The Dodgers are seeking clearance to sell media rights to raise funds for an exit, while MLB contends...
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