Dodgers bankruptcy judge cancels hearing
Monday, November 21, 2011
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge has canceled a hearing on a request by Fox Sports to delay consideration of the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games.
The judge was to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to postpone a Nov. 30 hearing on approval of the Dodgers' proposed sale process. But the hearing was canceled Monday without explanation.
Attorneys for the Dodgers and Fox did not immediately respond to telephone messages seeking comment.
Fox has said the media rights sales would violate its existing contract and can't be evaluated properly without knowing the terms of an agreement between Major League Baseball and the Dodgers for a court-supervised sale of both the team and the media rights. The settlement agreement has yet to be filed with the court.