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San Jose Files New Arguments in Legal Battle vs. Major League Baseball



    This is an architect's vision of a possible Major League Baseball stadium in San Jose.

    The battle continues between Major League Baseball and the City of San Jose. Lawyers for the city filed new arguments in federal court Friday.

    The new arguments say baseball's "illegal and collusive actions" blocked San Jose's effort to bring the A's to the Silicon Valley.

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    It also challenges baseball's antitrust laws.

    “Major League Baseball as a business refuses to believe it is subject to the same antitrust rules that apply to all other sports,” attorney Joseph Cotchett said in a release.

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    San Jose city officials claim that San Francisco Giants' lawyers, lobbyists, and billionaire owners are afraid of competition, and Major League Baseball protects them from competition and they say that is why the A's are not being allowed to move to San Jose. (Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013)

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    The brief includes a letter of support from Dr. Roger Noll, a well-known sports economist at Stanford.

    The A's have been trying to move to San Jose since 2009 and are awaiting the league's approval. The City of San Jose filed suit against MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig back in June, claiming they’ve been “engaged in a conspiracy to prevent the Oakland A’s from relocating to San Jose.”

    Major League Baseball has asked this suit be dismissed.

    The next step is this process? Both sides will be in court Oct. 4.