Minor league club scores win vs. MLB in contraction lawsuit

Sep 7, 2021

Per @McCannSportsLaw: Major League Baseball’s move to strip 40 minor league teams of affiliations is central to a recent ruling by New York County Justice (Judge) Barry Ostrager. On Aug. 24, the judge partially denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Tri-City ValleyCats, against their former parent club, the Houston Astros, and MLB.

Judge Ostrager’s order paves the way for ValleyCats’ attorneys to seek potentially invasive discovery requests of MLB, including the sharing of sensitive emails and the taking of sworn testimony.

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Source: Michael McCann for Sportico