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
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
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