$200M MLB Antitrust Deal Cutting Cost Of Web Streams OK'd

Law360, New York (April 25, 2016, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Manhattan U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin gave final approval Monday for an antitrust class action deal worth $200 million that drops the price Major League Baseball junkies pay to watch online, awarding $16.5 million to plaintiffs' counsel and turning aside an objector who said the settlement gives no relief for those who have stopped watching.

Judge Scheindlin, whose last day on the bench is Friday, said the settlement lowers the price fans pay to watch baseball online and noted that she had rejected a damages class that could have given relief those who no longer pay for MLB's online subscription...

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