Minor League Baseball Wage-Hour Suits Stay Consolidated

Law360, New York (July 23, 2015, 3:05 PM EDT) -- Two wage-and-hour suits by minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball franchises will remain consolidated, a California federal judge ruled on Thursday, rejecting a claim that splitting up the cases would help ballplayers swat away attacks on their standing.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero said that a group of plaintiffs led by former Oakland Athletics pitcher Yadel Marti can't challenge an October decision combining their case with a similar class suit filed by Aaron Senne. The Marti plaintiffs claimed to be their own best advocates on standing issues, but Judge Spero said that argument had already been heard and...

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