San Jose's Antitrust Claims Against MLB Strike Out

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday tossed the bulk of the city of San Jose's suit accusing Major League Baseball of conspiring to prevent the Oakland Athletics from relocating to the city, finding the city's antitrust claims barred by an exemption for baseball.

U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte dismissed the city's federal and state antitrust claims with prejudice, finding that the judicially created exemption to federal antitrust laws for “the business of baseball” applied to the city's allegation that MLB had interfered with the A's...
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