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Orioles Beat Nationals in Arbitration Award Contest

Nov. 10, 2015, 5:00 AM

A Major League Baseball arbitration award settling a TV-rights dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals is invalid because MLB did nothing to address the Orioles’ complaint that the Nationals’ counsel, the Proskauer Rose law firm, was also representing MLB and the individual arbitrators or their interests in other matters, the New York Supreme Court, New York County, held Nov. 4 (TCR Sports Broad. Holding, LLP v. WN Partner, LLC, N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty., 652044/2014, 11/4/15).

The court didn’t find that Proskauer did anything wrong. But under the circumstances, Judge Lawrence K. Marks said, the ...