Negotiations will continue to try to head off litigation. Certainly, MASN and its managing partner, the Orioles, don't like the decision and likely would argue in court that it runs afoul of the 2005 settlement agreement and should be reviewed by an impartial body that is not connected with MLB. Neither party is saying much publicly about the dispute. But MASN already has filed a petition in a New York court that could be a precursor to a full-blown lawsuit. The Nationals, too, have filed a petition and likely would seek to affirm the MLB owners' decision.