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ATP Lawyers To Depose Reps Of Tennis Federations Over Legal Fees

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 04 / 15

ATP lawyers today are scheduled to depose reps of the German and Qatar tennis federations, the losing plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit filed against the ATP in '08. At issue is whether the plaintiffs should pay the roughly $20M legal tab the ATP incurred. The two federations sued the ATP for demot...

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