The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, the MLB is going to drop the lawsuit filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants.
Major League Baseball filed the lawsuit for the sole purpose of gaining leverage to suspend Alex Rodriguez and the other Biogenesis players. Now that that has been done, there is no purpose for the all the legalities.
This doesn’t change the fact that the filing of that suit was deemed a ridiculous misuse of the legal system by many. The legal system has a purpose to redress legal injury. It is not meant to be used as a baton in an employment dispute.
Major League Baseball convinced them that its contracts were breached and that it suffered financial damage as a result.
When the history of Biogenesis is written, people will likely credit Bud Selig and Major League Baseball for bold action and, ultimately, success. After all, the only visible victim of it is A-Rod.
Dropping the charges does not change the fact that their success came as a result of a comical misuse of the legal system. And now, with the suit’s dismissal, Major League Baseball is acknowledging that.
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