MLB Gets Quick Victory in DFS Sign-Stealing Case
Irwin Kishner, co-chair of Herrick's Sports Law Group, was quoted in an article in The Athletic on the dismissal of a New York federal court case brought by daily fantasy sports contestants against the MLB, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox regarding the sign stealing scandal. Kishner noted that not only daily fantasy sports contestants, but also other litigants, would have an uphill battle in court. “I don’t think that this is going to find redress in the courts. I think that this is going to find, or found, redress in the commissioner’s office,” Kishner noted. Since baseball is a self regulatory organization, "[t]hey have their own ways to mete out these types of punishment judgments."