Echostar Catches Curveball Lawsuit From Major League Baseball

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Echostar Catches Curveball Lawsuit From Major League Baseball

Tue Mar 25, 2008 @ 10:08AM PST

Posted by Eriq Gardner

Mlb_logo Just in time for the start of the season, Major League Baseball has pitched a lawsuit to Echostar Satellite. According to the summons, Echostar breached its contract by "failure to pay license fees...concerning telecast rights for certain Major League Baseball games during the 2006 season."

This continues the yearly feud between the two entities. It was almost exactly a year ago that Commissioner Bud Selig opened the 2007 season by chastising Echostar for failure to step up to the plate to license MLB's Extra Innings premium package.

In other baseball legal news, Rusty Hardin is pleading with a court to allow him to continue representing client Roger Clemens after it was revealed he was conflicted by also having previously represented witness/pitcher Andy Pettitte.

Play ball.

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