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MLB Hits Back In Scouts’ Antitrust Appeal At 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (February 27, 2017, 3:28 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball told the Second Circuit on Friday that the league’s long-standing antitrust exemption applies to employees who scout players, urging the court to reject efforts to revive a suit alleging that the league and its teams conspire to suppress the wages of scouts.

The MLB and its 30 teams filed an answering brief in the appeal from former Kansas City Royals scout Jordan Wyckoff and former Colorado Rockies scout Darwin Cox, which came after the bulk of their suit was dismissed by a New York district court in September. The scouts argued in their opening brief last month that...

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Appellate - 2nd Circuit

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3410 STATUTES-Antitrust

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November 9, 2016

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