Minor League Baseball Can't Dispatch Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT) -- Minor League Baseball lost its bid to toss a lawsuit alleging it strong-armed Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring Inc. out of the umpiring school market after a Florida judge ruled Thursday that a baseball antitrust exemption doesn't apply to the suit.

MiLB argued that the sport is exempt from state and federal antitrust laws under a baseball antitrust exemption, and said the academy didn't sufficiently show that it suffered an antitrust injury or that MiLB conspired to keep it out of the market. But Judge Lisa T. Munyon on Friday denied the league's motion to dismiss, saying the baseball exemption...

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