A Bay Area battle over the
Officials from San Jose had filed lawsuit alleging that
But the city was rebuffed Thursday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled unanimously that the MLB's century-old exemption from antitrust laws essentially nullifies San Jose's legal case.
"San Jose can point to no case that has ever held that state antitrust claims continue to be viable after federal antitrust claims have been dismissed under the baseball exemption," wrote the court in its 17-page ruling.
The A's have played in Oakland since 1968 and the team's current stadium, the