Nationals, Orioles Broadcasting Dispute Heading Back to MLB Arbitration

The New York State First Department Appellate Division voted 3-2 to allow Major League Baseball owners and executives decide the ongoing dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. The teams are divided over how much compensation the Washington Nationals should receive from the Baltimore Orioles and their broadcasting entity, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, for television broadcast of the Nationals’ games. In November 2015, a New York State Supreme Court threw out an MLB arbitration decision granting the Nationals $298 million from the Mid-Atlantic Sports…
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Nationals Want Ugly Legal Battle against Orioles, MASN Over TV Broadcasting Back in Arbitration

On May 27, 2016 the Washington Nationals filed a Memorandum in further support of their motion to compel the Baltimore Orioles and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) to re-arbitrate their broadcast dispute. With their memorandum the Nationals seek a NY State Judge to force re-arbitration before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee (RSDC) of Major League Baseball between the Nationals, Orioles, and MASN. This tireless fight over broadcasting between the two clubs began back in 2005 when the Nationals moved from Montreal to Washington against the…
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