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Monday, October 05, 2020

Supreme Court allows minor leaguers’ class action over pay

The Supreme Court is allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed from minor league baseball players who allege they are being paid less than minimum wage.

The lawsuit involves minor league players in Arizona, California and Florida.

The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting Major League Baseball’s appeal.

The players first sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. A judge had initially allowed only the California players to sue, but the federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled in favor of the players from Arizona and Florida.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 05, 2020 at 10:41 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: lawsuit, minor league pay

Monday, September 21, 2020

Judge Sends Baseball Fans’ Suit Against Ticketmaster, StubHub to Arbitration

Baseball fans unhappy about COVID-19 ticket refund policies who bought their seats on Ticketmaster or StubHub will have to arbitrate their claims, a California federal judge has ruled.

Fans in April sued the league itself; each individual team; StubHub; and Ticketmaster and its parent, Live Nation….

U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer on Sept. 14 sided with the sites finding that the click-through agreements users interact with while signing into the site and buying tickets are sufficient to provide notice of the policy and constitute mutual assent to an arbitration agreement. Citing an unpublished 9th Circuit decision in another dispute involving Ticketmaster, Fischer notes the site’s Terms of Use ‘provided sufficient notice for constructive assent, and therefore’ created ‘a binding arbitration agreement between’ the consumer and Ticketmaster.” The court cites the same logic and case law in a similar order granting StubHub’s motion.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2020 at 10:43 PM | 0 comment(s)
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