San Jose Takes Another Swing At MLB's Antitrust Exemption

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 2:49 PM EST) -- The city of San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday urged the Ninth Circuit to reassess the validity and scope of Major League Baseball's longstanding exemption from antitrust laws and to undo a lower court's dismissal of a suit challenging the league's refusal to permit the Oakland Athletics to relocate.

In its opening brief, the city told the Ninth Circuit that the exemption created by the U.S. Supreme Court in the so-called Federal Baseball Club case ranks among the most dubious and criticized of all the high court's decisions and should not have vanquished the suit over the A's relocation to San Jose....

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