December 7, 2020

Yankees Up 1st As Contraction Battle Moves To Courts

Law360 (December 4, 2020, 11:10 PM EST) — The owner of the New York Yankees‘ affiliate on Staten Island has hit the Major League Baseball team and the league with a $20 million lawsuit after the minor league outfit folded as part of a systemwide contraction, a dispute that may signal cases to come in other communities in danger of losing their beloved ballclubs.

Nostalgic Partners LLC alleged in a New York state court complaint filed Thursday that it purchased the Minor League Baseball team in 2011 on the promise that it would continue its affiliation with the New York Yankees and play in the successful New York-Penn League, a short-season minor league…

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