No Timeout In NHL, MLB Antitrust Class Actions

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 7:13 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to delay putative antitrust class actions against the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV LLC over their control of sports broadcasts, despite arguments that an upcoming Supreme Court ruling might impact the case.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin denied motions to stay a pair of antitrust suits, in which sports fans alleged that the professional sports leagues, Comcast and DirecTV have improperly restricted competition on sports broadcasts.

Comcast, DirecTV and the MLB requested...
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