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NY Court Upholds Arbitration Decision In MLB Broadcast Row

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 8:55 PM EDT) -- A split New York state appeals court on Thursday ruled that a lower court properly refused to uphold an arbitration award in favor of the Washington Nationals in a telecast rights dispute with TCR Sports Broadcasting and correctly held that Proskauer Rose LLP's role in the arbitration compromised its fairness.

The appellate panel found that while the underlying arbitration award was tainted by Proskauer's long-standing relationship with Major League Baseball, the court lacked the power to force the Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles and TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding LLP, which does business as the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, to arbitrate before the American...

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