Fox Sports sues Dodgers to stop TV rights sale
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Fox Sports has sued the Los Angeles Dodgers over the proposed television rights sale that owner Frank McCourt has been counting on to keep the troubled franchise afloat.
In a filing late Tuesday, Fox Sports asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to reject any proposed sale of the Dodgers' television rights that does not abide by the terms of the current contract. The filing was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
The complaint also seeks unspecified damages, alleging that the Dodgers already have violated the current Fox contract, partly by sharing confidential broadcast rights information.
A phone message seeking comment from Dodgers attorney Brian Bennett was not immediately returned after business hours Tuesday.
Earlier Tuesday, the Dodgers asked the judge to postpone a hearing on a motion by Major League Baseball aimed at forcing a sale of the team.