Judge rules in favor of Chicago Cubs on Wrigley Field signs

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Posted: Feb 19, 2015 11:54 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking Chicago's Wrigley Field to temporarily halt installation of signs they say will block their view and violate a contract they have with the Cubs.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Thursday that the "vague possibility" the rooftops could be injured wasn't enough to grant a restraining order. The ruling means the Cubs will avoid a setback as they renovate the historic ballpark.

During a hearing on Wednesday, lawyers for two of the rooftop businesses said the Cubs' plans violate federal antitrust law and a revenue-sharing agreement the team signed with the rooftop owners.

Cubs' lawyers said the team has the right to install the signs.