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Parents of Jackie Robinson West players claim emotional distress in lawsuit

Parents of Jackie Robinson West players claim emotional distress in lawsuit

The parents of former Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball players who captured national attention in 2014 with their winning season and a subsequent residency scandal appeared with their lawyer Monday and claimed their children were exploited.

Attorney James Karamanis said the 13 players' parents are seeking financial damages to cover expenses from the scandal's fallout.

"We brought this lawsuit for a number of reasons, but mainly to address the misconceptions, unfairness related to the parents and the exploitive conduct of Little League and JRW, Inc.," Karamanis said at a news conference, surrounded by several of the players' families at a South Side art...

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