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PGA Caddies’ $50 Million Bib Lawsuit Called Weak by Judge

Dec. 7, 2015, 5:00 AM

A lawsuit by professional golf caddies who want pay for wearing endorsement bibs for corporate sponsors was called “weak” by a federal judge (Hicks v. PGA Tour Inc., N.D. Cal., 15-cv-00489).

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing Dec. 3 in San Francisco that the caddies presented “implausible” antitrust arguments in their February complaint seeking a share of endorsements valued at $50 million a year from the PGA Tour Inc.

“There’s little question in my mind that you have a weak case,” Chhabria told lawyers for the several dozen caddies who sued, whose bosses have ...