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Orioles wins the TV rights court case battle against the Nats and MLB


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Can someone who has been following this more closely than most of us probably have give a Cliff Notes version of the case and what this (may) mean as far as revenue for the club?

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$40M per year if I understand this correctly.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-masn-court-20150515-story.html

MASN contends that the arbitration panel was improperly influenced by Major League Baseball and applied the wrong standards in deciding that the Nationals should receive about $60 million per year, $20 million more than what MASN now pays annually.

MASN is asking the court to vacate the panel's decision. It is uncertain whether Justice Lawrence K. Marks will rule immediately from the bench or withhold his decision.

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So does this now go to appeal?

This does not close the books on the 2012 reset. Don't forget, the fun is contractually supposed to start all over again after the 2016 season. Lots of lawyers getting rich.

Before everyone gets all excited, maybe assuming the money will now start flowing like manna from Heaven, remember MASN started in 2007, and the promise then was "Now that we have an RSN and we can move forward with it…that is going get us on a more even plane with Boston and New York, and that was the purpose”

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Can someone who has been following this more closely than most of us probably have give a Cliff Notes version of the case and what this (may) mean as far as revenue for the club?

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The only reason the O's won this is because MLB and the Nats had a conflict of interest in both using the same firm (Proskauer). The Nats used them as counsel in this RSDC decision, and MLB has used them for lots of other things.

The Orioles objected, repeatedly, from the beginning. If MLB had done anything reasonable at all with regards to this, the O's lose the appeal.

The rest of it, the advance loan, the methods used to determine the Nats share, none of that stuff was enough to vacate the arbitrations hearing.

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