Bloomberg Law
Sept. 3, 2020, 4:13 PM

MLB Says Minor League Class Certification Ruling Unprecedented

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A Ninth Circuit ruling allowing minor league baseball players to proceed as a class with wage and hour claims should be struck down because it violates U.S. Supreme Court precedent and conflicts with multiple circuit courts, Major League Baseball told the high court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit failed to determine whether the players’ workday length is a common question suitable for class certification, MLB and its affiliate teams said in a brief to the Supreme Court filed Wednesday.

“Had the Ninth Circuit engaged in any meaningful analysis of whether the hours-worked issue is a common ...

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