U.S. top court won't hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 05, 2015 10:17 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the California's city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.

The court's decision not to take the case means a January appeals court ruling that said San Jose cannot seek a court order allowing the Athletics to move to the city in Silicon Valley remains intact.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)