Sports Agency Trustee Ducks Arbitration In MLB Contract Suit

Law360, Miami (May 9, 2016, 11:56 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday handed a win to the trustee of a bankrupt sports managing company in his $3 million suit over prebankruptcy transfers of Major League Baseball players' contracts, saying the founder could not force claims to arbitration because the trustee was standing in for creditors who never agreed to an arbitration pact.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Moore entered the ruling Thursday in an adversary case brought by the Chapter 7 trustee for Jaime Torres Sports Management Inc. against agent and company founder Jaime Torres. The order affirmed the findings of the bankruptcy court and rejected Torres'...

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