Hours before a class-action lawsuit was set to begin between Major League Baseball and its fans, a settlement was reached Tuesday that will increase viewing options and reduce prices, reports Jacob Emert in today’s The Washington Post.
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.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.38 million settlement in a proposed class action claiming LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc. illegally distributed damaging information about retail workers to current and potential employers. The plaintiffs are represented by Irv Ackelsberg.
Langer Grogan & Diver are serving as Special Counsel in assisting Deputy Attorney General Saverio P. Mirarchi of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection with a lawsuit filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. According to Fox News, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a Texas-based company for allegedly engineering an illegal payday loan scheme over the Internet. According to the lawsuit, the defendants allegedly targeted Pennsylvania consumers in violation of state law.
Putative class actions alleging Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and cable providers colluded to thwart competition in television and Internet sports broadcasting will go to trial after a New York federal judge refused to toss them, according to a filing made publicly available Friday. This was reported by Law 360’s Kurt Orzeck in MLB, NHL Fans’ Broadcast Antitrust Actions Headed For Trial.
In the October 19, 2013 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, business reporter Bob Fernandez writes on, Suit alleges illegal cartel on TV, Internet sports, discussing the consumer proposed-class-action lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the NHL, and regional sports networks, including those owned by Comcast and DirecTV.