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MLB Files Opposition In Ongoing Dispute Over Award To Nationals For MASN Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

MLB last night filed opposition paperwork with the N.Y. Supreme Court, making its case why MASN’s bid to vacate a league award for the Nationals in their ongoing TV rights fee dispute should be denied. The league took aim at each of the RSN’s primary claims, arguing its Revenue Sharing D...

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Tags: Media, MASN, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles

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