Astros Want Involuntary Ch. 11 Filed By Comcast Axed

Law360, Houston (October 9, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The Houston Astros told a Texas bankruptcy judge Monday that an involuntary Chapter 11 filed by affiliates of Comcast against Houston Regional Sports Network LP is a transparent attempt to deprive the ball club of control over its media broadcast rights and should be dismissed.

In a motion to dismiss, the Astros say Comcast’s effort to force HRSN into bankruptcy “serves no legitimate reorganization objective” and is aimed at forcing the team to sign underpriced broadcast distribution agreements under the threat of wiping out the team’s...
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