Bloomberg Law
Oct. 27, 2020, 9:20 PM

Ex-Pitcher Owes MLB, Union Attorneys’ Fees in Elk Antler Suit

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A former minor league baseball pitcher will have to cover the attorneys’ fees that Major League Baseball and the players’ association spent defending his claims that they improperly banned his company’s elk antler health supplements.

Neiman 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 in federal and state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found. That warrants the award of attorneys’ fees, it said.

The ruling stems from a March 2018 suit alleging the defendants ...

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