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MASN Wins Majority Of Discovery Request Against MLB, Nationals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 16 / 14

MASN has won the bulk of its discovery request against MLB and the Nationals in their ongoing media rights dispute. After a four-hour hearing yesterday at the N.Y. Supreme Court, Judge Lawrence Marks ordered the league to turn over documents relating to the role of MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred...

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