Jackie Robinson Group Tries To Dodge Claims Over Contracts

By Max Jaeger (May 20, 2022, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The Jackie Robinson Foundation on Thursday asked a New York federal judge to toss what it called baseless claims in a tangled legal battle over the baseball legend's color barrier-breaking player contracts.

The pickle of a case began when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused Collector's Coffee Inc. and its fugitive CEO, Mykalai Kontilai, of looting investor money and muzzling whistleblowers. The suit has since expanded to include a web of cross-claims among the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and a squad of Collector's investors.

The nonprofit, the collectible company and the investors all say they own or...

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