15:1 Antitrust Litigation
Fans that settled an antitrust class action with Major League Baseball last year over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, urged a New York federal court Monday to force the league to comply with the settlement agreement.
A New York federal judge on Monday declined to issue sanctions against a Texas attorney who was behind a “meritless” objection to Major League Baseball’s settlement last year to end antitrust claims over game broadcast restrictions, but called his conduct “unfitting for any member of the legal profession.”
A Texas attorney told a New York federal judge on Friday that she lacks the power to sanction him of her own accord for his role in pushing an ill-fated objection to MLB’s non-monetary settlement with fans over its streaming service, saying that despite the judge’s scolding, she can’t prove his conduct was so poor it merits a fine.
A New York federal judge gave an attorney for an objector to Major League Baseball’s antitrust class settlement over game broadcast restrictions two weeks to argue against her authority to sanction him Thursday after grilling him for more than an hour over an objection she called suspicious.
An objector to Major League Baseball’s antitrust settlement over game broadcast restrictions stopped his campaign against the deal Thursday, prompting a class of baseball fans to drop a bid for sanctions but not ending the possibility that the objector’s lawyers could face sanctions in New York federal court.
The baseball fans who settled an antitrust class action with Major League Baseball over game broadcast restrictions asked a federal judge on Thursday to order a lead objector to the deal to produce documents related to his previous objections to the settlement.
A New York federal judge overseeing an antitrust class action settlement between fans and Major League Baseball over game broadcast restrictions ordered a lead objector to the deal to be deposed Tuesday, rejecting arguments that the deposition sought by the fans is merely meant to harass the objector.
Major League Baseball fans who reached a settlement in an antitrust lawsuit over game broadcast restrictions told a New York federal court Monday they should be able to depose a lead settlement objector despite his protest that the deposition is “for the sole purpose of harassment.”
An objector to the antitrust settlement over the price Major League Baseball fans pay to watch games online, and his former local counsel, pushed back against a sanctions bid from the class with separate oppositions in New York federal court on Wednesday, arguing that the objection was reasonable.
Major League Baseball fans who reached an antitrust class settlement to reduce the cost of watching baseball online can move for sanctions against the Texas-based attorney behind what the class has described as a frivolous settlement objection, a New York federal judge said Wednesday.