Justices Won't Take Up MLB Antitrust Exemption Challenges
By Matthew Guarnaccia (June 11, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it will not hear a wage suppression case brought by scouts against Major League Baseball or litigation over a contract dispute between Wrigley Field-area rooftop owners and the Chicago Cubs, deciding not to review the league's oft-criticized antitrust exemption.
Both certiorari petitions were among more than 100 denied by the justices in a set of orders released on Monday. Although dealing with dissimilar subject matter, the scouts and the rooftop businesses both sought to challenge the long-standing holding that Major League Baseball, or MLB, and its teams are exempt from antitrust law, which the...
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