Minor League Baseball Can't Dispatch Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Minor League Baseball lost its bid to toss a lawsuit alleging it strong-armed Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring Inc. out of the umpiring school market after a Florida judge ruled Thursday that a baseball antitrust exemption doesn't apply to the suit.

MiLB argued that the sport is exempt from state and federal antitrust laws under a baseball antitrust exemption, and said the academy didn't sufficiently show that it suffered an antitrust injury or that MiLB conspired to keep it out of the market. But Judge...
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