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Court sends Orioles-Nationals TV rights fee dispute back to Major League Baseball for decision

Court sends Orioles-Nationals TV rights fee dispute back to Major League Baseball for decision

A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network must return to a Major League Baseball arbitration panel for a resolution to its long-running dispute over how much it owes the Washington Nationals for the rights to televise their games.

On a 3-2 vote, the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ordered the case remanded to an arbitration panel composed of a group of owners of Major League Baseball clubs. That’s not the outcome the Orioles proposed — the club wanted the case heard by a forum outside of baseball — and the team said it will appeal.

More than $100 million is potentially at stake —- money that bears...

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