Law Profs Go To Bat For Minor Leaguers In 9th Circ. Wage Suit

Law360, New York (October 31, 2017, 10:57 PM EDT) -- A pair of law professors told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that minor league ballplayers who played and trained in Arizona and Florida should have received class certification in a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Major League Baseball, saying a California federal judge misinterpreted U.S. Supreme Court precedent in denying their certification bids.

In an amicus brief, Emory University School of Law professor Peter Hay and Creighton University School of Law professor Patrick J. Borchers said the decision to deny the minor leaguers’ attempts at class certification misapplied the 1941 Supreme Court decision Klaxon Co. v. Stentor Electric Manufacturing Co., which determined that...

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