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MLB, Nationals Claim MASN Is Overreaching In Effort To Get Court Ruling Vacated

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 29 / 15

MLB and the Nationals, in new court filings with the N.Y. Supreme Court, said the Orioles-controlled MASN is overreaching in its ongoing lawsuit to vacate a league ruling in favor of the DC club. The latest documents, filed in advance of a scheduled May 18 trial, contend MASN is stalling to prevent ...

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Tags: Media, MASN

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