A lawyer for San Jose said the city plans to request sworn statements from Major League Baseball’s Commissioner and owners of 30 teams after a federal judge on Friday allowed the city to proceed with a lawsuit claiming MLB disrupted a contract by the Oakland A’s to buy land to move to San Jose.
Lawyers for the city of San Jose and Major League Baseball squared off Friday in federal court as MLB asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the city that accuses the league of unlawfully preventing the Oakland A’s from moving to San Jose.
The shutdown of the federal government could slow San Jose’s ongoing efforts to bring the Oakland A’s downtown. The city’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball may be delayed due to court closures.
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.
Who knew Chuck Reed had that kind of curveball in his arsenal? San Jose’s mayor shocked Major League Baseball Tuesday by filing a lawsuit against Bud and his so-called “Blue Ribbon Committee.”
The San Jose city council has voted to file suit against Major League Baseball over the delay in allowing the Oakland A’s to move to a new ballpark San Jose.
In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in federal court, the City of San Jose said Major League Baseball has been dragging its feet in having owners vote on the A’s proposed move to San Jose.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Thursday expressed frustration at the lack of a decision by Major League Baseball on whether to permit the Oakland A’s to move to his city.
Saying he hopes to keep the matter out of the courts, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has requested a meeting with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A’s pursuit of a San Jose ballpark.
The City of San Jose is stepping up is effort to lure the Oakland A’s to Silicon Valley, by filing a court order seeking to identify the organizational structure of a group opposed to the move.