San Jose’s five-year court battle to bring the A’s from Oakland took another legal turn Wednesday when the city filed a federal appeal to the anti-trust case dismissed by a judge last year.
A federal judge in San Jose will hear arguments Friday on Major League Baseball’s bid for dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit in which the South Bay city claims the MLB is illegally impeding a possible move by the Oakland A’s to San Jose.
San Jose’s mayor says the city decided to file suit against Major League Baseball to clear the field once and for all over a territorial rights issue. However, a court case isn’t likely to be decided for years.
The suit alleges that Intel Corp., based in Santa Clara, paid billions in kickbacks to computer makers so that it could dominate the microprocessor market, and that it retaliated against manufacturers who did business with competitors.
An antitrust lawsuit filed by locked-out players against the National Basketball Association and its 30 teams was assigned to a federal judge in San Francisco Thursday.