CONMEBOL Says GolTV Waging 'Turf War' In Bribery Suit

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 5:22 PM EDT) -- South America’s soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, says the Uruguayan businessman accusing it of conspiring in a bribery scheme to grant exclusive game-day television rights to units of 21st Century Fox Inc. is using the courts to fight a proxy battle in his ongoing business war to secure the rights to the continent’s soccer matches.

The organization and co-defendant Full Play S.A., an Uruguayan sports and media marketing business, did not hold back from launching salvos at its accuser in a motion to dismiss Thursday, characterizing the lawsuit by GolTV and its owner Francisco Casalas a smokescreen for a thinly veiled business grab....

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