BREAKING: Major League Baseball Settles Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Brought By Minor Leaguers For $185 Million
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Major League Baseball will settle the federal class-action lawsuit filed against them for $185 million, pending judge approval of the settlement. The lawsuit was filed by Aaron Senne, a former Miami Marlins player, and two other retired minor leaguers back in February 2014. The suit wanted pay for minimum-wage, & overtime violations by teams.
Attorney Garrett Broshuis, the man who reportedly led this lawsuit, released a statement. “This settlement is a monumental step for minor league players toward a fair and just compensation system. As a former minor league baseball player, I’ve seen first-hand the financial struggle players face while earning poverty-level wages — or no wages at all — in pursuit of their major league dream. For the better part of a decade, it has been my honor to help lead this fight and to shine a light on the unfair labor practices that have long plagued America’s pastime.”
ESPN has more HERE.