MLB Can't 'Revisit' Cert. With Wage Trial Looming, Judge Says

By Max Jaeger (February 7, 2022, 1:58 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball struck out Sunday when a California federal judge again denied a bid to decertify classes of minor leaguers suing for minimum wage and overtime, finding the trial is too close at hand to reconsider soundly rejected complaints about damages calculations.

"Defendants have not justified their request to revisit the issue at this point, now less than four months before the trial," Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero said in an order, admonishing MLB for making "a plethora of arguments this court has already rejected."

The sprawling, 2014 lawsuit — set for a June trial — includes four certified classes of...

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