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Law 360: MLB Fans Get Initial OK For TV Antitrust Settlement

Law360’s Jeff Zelesin reports that MLB Fans Get Initial OK for TV Antitrust Settlement. Major League Baseball fans who were taking the league to trial over its business model for out-of-market game broadcasts won a New York federal judge’s initial approval Friday to...

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Bloomberg View: Next Big Player in Digital Media – Baseball

“Major League Baseball fans will soon have more options for watching their favorite team. And non-sports fans yearning for a cordless future will have reason to cheer as well,” writes Kavitha Davidson in today’s Bloomberg View. MLB has settled a class-action lawsuit...

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The Boston Globe: MLB settlement a big win for out-of-town fans

Sports media columnist Chad Finn writes the MLB settlement a big win for out-of-town fans in today’s Boston Globe. “We believe this settlement brings significant change to the sports broadcasting landscape,” said Ned Diver, to the Associated Press. “It’s a big win for...

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Law 360: MLB Ripped For Shot At ‘Antitrust Titan’ In Blackout Suit

Law 360’s Benjamin Horney reports in MLB Ripped For Shot At ‘Antitrust Titan’ In Blackout Suit that Pay-TV subscribers suing their providers and the MLB over blackout rules have urged a New York federal Judge to reject an attempt to block testimony from an expert witness hailed by other courts as an “antitrust titan,” claiming he serves to quantify the impact of the allegedly improper conduct.

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Law 360: NHL Settlement Approved In Broadcast Antitrust Case

A New York federal judge on Tuesday approved a nonmonetary settlement in a class action accusing the NHL of conspiring to inflate the price of broadcast rights for games, and awarded plaintiffs’ attorneys $6.5 million in fees and expenses, reports Law 360’s Max...

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Courthouse News: Baseball Fights Against Federal Judge

Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would appeal a federal judge’s ruling to permit two antitrust class actions brought by viewers who say the league and cable companies use “blackouts” to shut out competition, reported Nick Divito in...

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Retailers Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases

In the April 2, 2013 edition of The New York Times, business reporters Stephanie Clifford and Jessica Silver-Greenberg detail the damage being done to unknowing employees in the article, Retailers Track Employees Thefts in Vast Database. These databases, used by major...

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The New York Times: Papers Show Wachovia Knew of Thefts

Charles Duhigg reports in The New York Times on Papers Show Wachovia Knew of Thefts. Last spring, Wachovia bank was accused in a lawsuit of allowing fraudulent telemarketers to use the bank’s accounts to steal millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims. When asked...

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The Legal Intelligencer: No Wedding Bell Blues

Shannon Duffy covers LGD’s successful representation in Buck v. Stankovic, in a page one article entitled No Wedding Bell Blues in The Legal Intelligencer. A federal judge ruled that a county official cannot deny a marriage license to a couple simply because an...

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The Legal Intelligencer: House of Cardboard

In House of Cardboard, the Legal Intelligencer reports that the alleged paper products price-fixing scheme has resulted in $210 million in settlements. “With a $92.5 million settlement by the final and largest defendant, a class-action antitrust suit against the...

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