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Quick Notes: Minor league players, MLB reach deal in minimum wage suit
The minor league players and Major League Baseball have settled a lawsuit alleging MLB teams have violated minimum wage laws.
According to the Associated Press, Minor League Players and Major League Baseball have reached a deal in their minimum wage case.
"Terms of the settlement were not filed with the court Tuesday and details were not released. We are pleased to report that the parties have reached a settlement in principle in this over eight-year-old case, subject to court approval,” lawyers for the players said. “We look forward to filing preliminary approval papers with the court and cannot comment further until then. The suit was filed in 2014 by first baseman/outfielder Aaron Senne, a 10th-round pick of the Marlins in 2009 who retired in 2013, and two other retired players who had been lower-round selections: Kansas City infielder Michael Liberto and San Francisco pitcher Oliver Odle. They claimed violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage and overtime requirements for a workweek they estimated at 50 to 60 hours."