San Jose vs. Major League Baseball

Hearing on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, on city's lawsuit accusing baseball of violating federal antitrust law by refusing to act on the Oakland A's request to move to the South Bay.

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  1. Update: The hearing's over. A ruling could take several weeks. From Wendy Thurm's reporting, it appears that U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte was leaning Major League Baseball's way on the antitrust issue in the case. It's seems less clear what will happen with a related state law claim by the city that Major League Baseball has illegally interfered in a contract between San Jose and the A's. (Joe Cotchett, mentioned in tweets below, is the lawyer representing San Jose in the case.)
  2. Earlier: The coverage we liked best: From freelance baseball scribe Wendy Thurm, who's been live tweeting from the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose:
  3. The Silicon Valley Business Journal's Lauren Hepler is also live-tweeting from the courtroom
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