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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MLB to drop the lawsuit against Biogenesis, Bosch

“[N]ow that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants.

Which, of course, just continues to underscore how legally baseless a lawsuit that was and how its putative purpose — legal redress against drug dealers who caused damage to the league by enabling the breach of the Joint Drug Agreement an the Collective Bargaining Agreement — was total baloney. Major League Baseball filed that lawsuit for the sole purpose of gaining leverage in an effort to suspend Alex Rodriguez and the other Biogenesis players. Now that that has been done, there is no purpose for the suit.

Which may mean Major League Baseball was successful. That it did what it set out to do. But it doesn’t change the fact that its filing of that suit was a ridiculous misuse of the legal system. A legal system, the purpose of which, is to redress legal injury, not to be used as a cudgel in an employment dispute. Major League Baseball asserted that its contracts were breached. They were not. It asserted that it suffered financial damage as a result. It did not.”

Got numbers beyond what you can dial, maybe it’s because I’m so versatile… mmmmm, DROP!

Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 12, 2014 at 08:43 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: a-rod, lawsuit, seligula

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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM (#4655546)
I thought they already settled this by paying Bosch millions to testify against A-Rod?
   2. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: February 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM (#4655559)
The worst thing that happened to baseball in the last 15 years was steroids. Not because of their effect on the game, but because of how it encouraged the lawyers to get involved. But I'm not talking about in the court room, I'm talking about on internet baseball boards.
   3. God Posted: February 12, 2014 at 05:44 PM (#4655883)
I thought they already settled this by paying Bosch millions to testify against A-Rod?

But they needed the lawsuit hanging over Bosch in case he changed his mind about testifying at A-Rod's trial. Now there won't be a trial, so it doesn't matter.
   4. bjhanke Posted: February 12, 2014 at 11:09 PM (#4656034)
So the whole Bosch lawsuit was just a means of making sure that Bud Selig did, indeed, get to kick ARod in the n**s? Wow. I didn't think I could think any less of Commissioner B. S. - Brock Hanke

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