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Abstract

San Jose's antitrust suit against Major League Baseball renews the challenge of defining the scope and applicability of the baseball antitrust exemption and the struggle to sort through the lower court precedent to arrive at a workable standard for the exemption. This Note will discuss the history of the exemption, the potential standards for applying the exemption, and analyze Judge Whyte's order dismissing San Jose's antitrust claims in City of San Jose v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball to determine the persuasiveness the court's opinion may have going forward as well as potential issues with the court's reasoning.

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