MLB Fans Get Initial OK For TV Antitrust Settlement

Law360, New York (January 25, 2016, 8:40 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball fans who were taking the league to trial over its business model for out-of-market game broadcasts won a New York federal judge's initial approval Friday to settle the antitrust class action in exchange for some new viewing options and discounts.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted preliminary approval to the deal, which was reached just before what would have been a nine-day bench trial over policies that allegedly suppressed competition in the baseball broadcast market. The deal resolves long-running claims brought by baseball fans against MLB, Comcast Corp., DirecTV LLC and some teams and sports networks....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!