Bloomberg Law
Feb. 4, 2021, 10:30 PM

MLB, Players’ Union Win Contempt Ruling Against Ex-Pitcher

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A former minor league baseball pitcher was held in contempt Thursday for failing to pay an award of fees that Major League Baseball and the players’ association spent defending his claims that they improperly banned his company’s elk antler health supplements.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also ruled that Neiman Nix’s counsel, Lance Reich, is jointly liable for the fees.

Judge William Alsup in October held that Nix and his company, DNS Sports Performance Lab Inc., engaged in a campaign of harassment by pursuing the league in a series of suits over nine years filed ...

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