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Is This The Bottom Of The Ninth For Baseball's Antitrust Exemption - A Proposed Removal Of The Exemption And Analysis Of Player Restraints In An Exemption-Free Environment, Brian F. Zeck Jan 1995

Is This The Bottom Of The Ninth For Baseball's Antitrust Exemption - A Proposed Removal Of The Exemption And Analysis Of Player Restraints In An Exemption-Free Environment, Brian F. Zeck

Cleveland State Law Review

This note will describe the creation and development of the antitrust exemption granted to Major League Baseball and the continuing vitality of that exemption with respect to labor relations. Part I will detail the creation of the antitrust exemption, the tests articulated by the Supreme Court to determine whether a particular industry violates the antitrust laws, an application of those tests to baseball, and the possibility of finally removing this exemption through legislation in order to bring the law for the industry of baseball into line with other industries. Part II will discuss how the antitrust laws and labor laws ...