Minor Leaguers Go To Bat For MLB Wage Row Standing

By Zachary Zagger (June 15, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Ballplayers suing Major League Baseball told a California federal court Friday that they have standing to bring their putative wage-and-hour class action because every team being sued, and state where state-law claims are asserted, corresponds to a named plaintiff.

In all, 43 Minor League Baseball players are named plaintiffs in the suit against former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, the MLB and its clubs for allegedly paying minor leaguers below the minimum wage and not paying them overtime.

Every MLB team asked the judge to dismiss the suit last month, arguing that the plaintiffs lacked...

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