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MLB Tells High Court Minor Leaguers Can’t Form Pay Class

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MLB Tells High Court Minor Leaguers Can’t Form Pay Class

Law360 (June 8, 2020, 9:32 PM EDT) — Major League Baseball has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review certification of classes of thousands of Minor League Baseball players suing over starvation wages, arguing in a petition that the case involves “thousands of disparate individual actions” that can’t be “shoehorned into a class action.”

The players claim in their 2014 suit that they’re only paid $1,100 per month during the five-month regular season and nothing at all for spring training and its fall counterpart, “the instructional leagues,” both of which last a month and are “strongly implied” to be mandatory.

In August, a split Ninth Circuit panel upheld a…

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