MLB Gets Win In $6M Dominican Broadcasting Rights Fight

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A Dominican Republic media provider must pay Major League Baseball more than $6 million in a broadcasting rights dispute after a New York judge on Monday rejected its complaints that the arbitrator who issued the underlying award had been improperly appointed.

U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil was unpersuaded by arguments from Corporación de Television y Microonda Rafa SA, or Telemicro, that it was denied due process when the American Arbitration Association appointed Stephen Strick as the arbitrator after Telemicro declined to provide any feedback to the institution's proposed list of arbitrators.

The media company had argued in February that it didn't respond...

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