Sports Fans Get OK To Bring Antitrust Suit Against NHL, MLB

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 5:28 PM EST) -- The National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV are still on the hook for class allegations over their control of sports broadcasts, after a New York federal judge said Wednesday that viewers had plausibly alleged that the defendants hinder competition.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin refused to dismiss Sherman Act claims brought by a putative class of baseball and hockey telecast subscribers who allege that the sports leagues and their partners have created monopolies over the broadcasting of games on television and...
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