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"Evident partiality" found to exist in "industry-insider" arbitration (or, when is such an arbitration proceeding so laden with attorney/client conflict it must be set aside)
Category: Sports Law
In 2002, Major League Baseball (MLB) purchased the Montreal Expos and in 2004 renamed the team the “Nationals” and relocated the franchise to Washington, D.C. The Baltimore Orioles objected to the relocation on the premise, among others, that its then existing regional sports network gave the…
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Major League Baseball's Salary Arbitration
Category: Sports Law
Major League Baseball’s salary arbitration process--for players with 3+ years of Major League Service time--is the first opportunity for such players to negotiate a salary for the next season that is more reflective of their value. Prior to becoming eligible for salary arbitration the clubs…
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