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Volume 24 No. 112

Law Politics

          MLBP and Pacific Trading Cards have reached agreement
     on their trading card dispute.  MLBP appealed the lower
     court ruling of U.S. District Judge John Martin, who ruled
     earlier this month that Pacific Trading Cards could continue
     to distribute cards featuring MLB players in uniform despite
     the objection of MLB owners.  Pacific has a licensing deal
     with the MLBPA, but not MLBP.  In Appeals Court on Tuesday,
     MLBP and Pacific reached accord on a one-year deal for '98
     that will allow Pacific to produce a line of English
     language cards featuring players in uniform.  As part of the
     deal, Pacific will pay MLBP royalties on all products sold
     in '98 and a penalty on the sale of cards produced prior to
     settlement.  Pacific will also modify the existing products
     to show that they are now licensed by MLBP (MLBP).