Judge Nixes MLB Bid To Link San Jose, Minor Leaguer Suits

Law360, New York (March 2, 2015, 9:33 PM EST) -- A class action against Major League Baseball over pay for minor leaguers and an antitrust suit over the relocation of the Oakland Athletics have little in common other than involving the baseball antitrust exemption, a California federal judge said Monday in denying a request from the MLB to relate the two disputes.

The two cases "implicate different legal questions," U.S. District Judge Robert M. Whyte wrote. The city of San Jose sued the MLB over the proposed relocation of the Oakland Athletics team from Oakland to San Jose while Sergio Miranda filed a proposed class action accusing the MLB of suppressing...

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