Major League Baseball is looking to have Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit against them dismissed. A US District Judge will allow both sides to make their forma requests on November 8. The lawsuit, originally filed in state court, had been moved to federal court at the behest of MLB, however A-Rod's side is hoping to get the case moved back.
Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a letter to the judge that "the requests by the league and Rodriguez both concern whether the lawsuit's claims fall outside or are pre-empted by the Taft-Hartley Act, known formally as the Labor Management Relations Act."
Whether the lawsuit is dropped or not, it doesn't matter. The purpose of the suit was to draw attention away from A-Rod, the villain, and show MLB as the aggressors. The case accused MLB investigators of harassment, purchasing stolen evidence (since admitted to be true), impersonating police officers, and other claims that could potentially make Major League Baseball look bad. The goal was to ultimately show that Bug Selig was trying to make up for his past lenience toward PEDs by unfairly targeting Rodriguez and trying to ruin his career.
If it gets dismissed, the accusations and the sentiments have already been released into the world of public opinion and now it's just a matter of time before we see if it has any effect on arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.
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