Orioles, Nationals Remain $30M Apart On MASN Payout
The Nationals last month "earned a significant court victory over the Orioles regarding television broadcast rights fees," but the teams "can't even agree on how much money the judge intended" the Nationals to receive, according to Jeff Barker of the BALTIMORE SUN. The two teams are about $30M "apart in their latest disagreement: how large an award the Nationals should reap" from the Aug. 22 decision. In recent court filings, the Orioles "contend that the Nationals are making an 'inequitable and unsupported' money grab." The Nationals countered that the Orioles are "trying to retroactively tinker with the court's ruling." The resolution "could be moot because MASN and the Orioles recently filed a notice" appealing New York Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen's "entire order." But if Cohen's ruling is sustained, the $30M would "significantly add" to the Nationals' award "at MASN's expense." The original dispute is over "accounting and each team's share of MASN profits" (BALTIMORE SUN, 9/28).