August 31, 2017 / 11:13 PM / a year ago

Major League Baseball scouts strike out in bid to revive antitrust claims

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled that Major League Baseball’s long-recognized exemption from federal antitrust law foreclosed claims by scouts that the league and its teams unlawfully suppressed their wages.

A unanimous, three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the scouts’ claim that the exemption did not apply in their case because they were not integral to the league’s operations.

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