MLB Says Scouts' Pay-Suit Whiff Hurts Minor Leaguers' Case

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 8:59 PM EST) -- Major League Baseball told the Ninth Circuit that a recent New York federal court decision to toss professional baseball scouts' pay-suppression claims because of baseball's antitrust exemption shows that the exemption is alive and well and was properly invoked to dismiss similar claims by minor league ballplayers.

Minor league baseball players have argued that their claims the league and teams have conspired to fix their salaries were wrongfully dismissed under baseball’s long-held antitrust exemption, first established by a 1922 Supreme Court case.

In a letter to the...
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