Judge rejects SJ's antitrust claims v MLB
October 11, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the city of San Jose's antitrust claims against Major League Baseball, but has allowed the city to pursue allegations of contract interference in connection with the Oakland Athletics' stalled relocation plans.
U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte ruled Friday that MLB's antitrust exemption prevented many of the claims in San Jose's lawsuit. The suit, filed in June, accuses MLB of conspiring again the team's proposal to move to a planned ballpark in San Jose, which baseball defines as territory of the rival San Francisco Giants.
The judge did allow the city to pursue tortious interference claims MLB interfered in its contract with the A's, which involves an option to purchase land for a new ballpark in downtown San Jose.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
12-3 +893 L15, +4,896 This Year
8-2 +796 Picks, 11-4 +930 G-Plays
8-2 +639 L10, 21-8 +1,349 Streak
4-1 Last 5 MLB Selections
6-3 L9 Picks, 11-4 +756 G-Plays
7-3, +432 Last 10 Guarantees
7-3, +406 L10 Postseason Picks
5-2 L7 Totals, +8,777 Net Profits TY
12-4, +764 Last 16 Win Streak
17-7 L24 G-Plays, +3,399 TY
10-5 Record Last 15 Totals
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!