There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing

There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing, ___ MISS. SPORTS L. REV. ___ (2020, Forthcoming).

9 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2020

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

On February 10, 2020, former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Michael Bolsinger filed suit against the Houston Astros for alleged damages that resulted from the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme. The five causes of action in the complaint are unfair business practices, negligence, intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations, and negligent interference with prospective economic relations. This essay briefly covers the events leading up to the lawsuit as well as issues of causation, assumption of risk, and damages.

Keywords: Michael Bolsinger, Astros lawsuit, MLB, Boston Redsox, DraftKings, causation

Suggested Citation

Conklin, Michael, There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing (2020). There’s No Lawsuits in Baseball: Houston Astros’ Liability for Sign Stealing, ___ MISS. SPORTS L. REV. ___ (2020, Forthcoming)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3604268

Michael Conklin (Contact Author)

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

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