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Judge Breathes New Life Into Minor Leaguers’ Wage Suit

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball opened the season Sunday still having to face claims from thousands of minor leaguers who say they should be paid minimum wage and overtime, after a California federal judge pulled their case from "death’s door" and granted them class status.

The class of thousands of Minor League Baseball, or MiLB, players has been pushing for better pay for the many hours they spend each year preparing for and playing games as part of a feeder system on which MLB clubs rely. 

But the players have faced stiff opposition from the MLB, which heavily subsidizes the minor league system and...

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