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MLB Misses on 9th Cir. Rehearing of Minor League Class Action

Jan. 6, 2020, 9:14 PM

Major League Baseball and its affiliate clubs couldn’t convince the full Ninth Circuit to rehear arguments on a class action alleging that minor league baseball players didn’t receive minimum wage or overtime pay.

A divided three-judge panel ruled in August that the minor league baseball players’ wage and hour claims could proceed. It also revived class-action status for the cases in Arizona and Florida—where baseball spring training takes place—and confirmed the case will move forward in California.

The court denied MLB’s petition for a rehearing en banc Jan. 3. Judge Richard A. Paez voted to deny the rehearing petition and ...