A-Rod's lawsuit moved to federal court
October 7, 2013
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit claiming Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig went on a ``witch hunt'' to force him from the sport has been moved from state to federal court.
Major League Baseball filed a notice of removal Monday, saying claims by the New York Yankees third baseman are governed by federal law.
The lawsuit, originally filed Thursday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, was assigned to U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield, who joined the bench in December, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox.
Rodriguez's legal team could file a motion asking that the case be returned to state court.
The legal action comes during a grievance by the Major League Baseball Players Association to overturn a 211-game suspension given to Rodriguez by MLB on Aug. 5 for alleged violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract.
A hearing began last week before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. After a week of sessions, three additional days are scheduled starting Oct. 15, and more days may be needed. A decision is unlikely before winter.
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