MLB Calls Foul In Antitrust Suit Over Stalled A's Move

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball asked a California federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the city of San Jose's “absurd” suit over the Oakland Athletics' stalled move to the city, saying the relocation of a baseball franchise is not subject to federal or state antitrust regulations.

MLB said the “fatally defective” lawsuit — which alleges a blatant conspiracy by MLB to prevent the Athletics Baseball Club from moving to San Jose — cannot hold a candle to 91 years' worth of Supreme Court precedent that states that “the business...
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