Bloomberg Law
Jan. 6, 2020, 9:14 PM

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

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender

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 ...

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