Scouts Tell 2nd Circ. MLB Antitrust Exemption Doesn't Apply

Law360, New York (January 23, 2017, 4:19 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball scouts urged the Second Circuit on Friday to renew their antitrust claims that the league and its teams conspire to suppress the wages of scouts, arguing that baseball’s long-held antitrust exemption should not be interpreted to apply to scouts, whose work they say is not central to the business of baseball.

In their opening brief, former Kansas City Royals scout Jordan Wyckoff and former Colorado Rockies scout Darwin Cox urged the appellate court to reverse a district court decision that tossed their antitrust claims and most of their Fair Labor Standards Act claims against MLB and its teams....

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