2nd Circ. Should Hear Cable Deal Antitrust Defense: MLB

Law360, Los Angeles (August 12, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT) -- The Commissioner of Major League Baseball and related professional baseball entities told a New York federal judge on Tuesday that they would seek an interlocutory appeal of her decision to send to trial a class action accusing them of colluding with cable providers to stifle competition in game broadcasting.

MLB contends that U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin got it wrong when she denied the organization its summary judgment motion, arguing that it is eligible for an antitrust exemption, according to a letter filed in the suit on Tuesday.

The organization's business has been found by other courts to be exempt...

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