Rooftop owners sue Cubs over Wrigley renovations

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Posted: Jan 20, 2015 8:53 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The owners of two rooftop businesses overlooking Wrigley Field are suing the Chicago Cubs and owner Tom Ricketts to try to block plans to erect outfield signs.

The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the Cubs of breaching the terms of the team's revenue-sharing contract with rooftop owners. The suit contends the team and Ricketts are engaging in deceptive business practices and acting in violation of anti-trust laws.

The rooftop owners are seeking a financial judgment and a ruling barring the Cubs from blocking views into Wrigley from the rooftops.

Cubs attorney Andrew Kassof says the team will contest the lawsuit and move forward with renovations.

The demolition of the ballpark's famous bleachers is underway. The work is part of the Cubs' privately funded $575 million renovation project.