MLB, Cleveland Indians Can't End Logo Dispute In Ontario

By Dorothy Atkins (June 5, 2017, 2:15 PM EDT) -- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has refused to toss a Canadian human rights activist's discrimination claims against Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians, finding that it has the authority to hear the dispute over the team's controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo.

In a May 23 interim decision, tribunal adjudicator Jo-Anne Pickel found that Douglas Cardinal's discrimination claims against the Cleveland Indians Baseball Co. Ltd. do not fall under federal jurisdiction and can proceed before the tribunal. Pickel rejected the team's argument that Cardinal is required to bring his discrimination claims under Canada's Trade-marks Act, noting that his dispute is over the...

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