A federal judge has issued a new ruling in the Arizona Diamondbacks' ongoing legal battle with Diamond Sports, owners of the television distributor Bally Sports, which has been responsible for the team's television broadcasting ever since the switch from Fox Sports.
The Diamondbacks and several other MLB teams appear to have earned a victory in the latest battle, which has seen Diamond Sports try to work out a deal to avoid paying the full contract amount between them and the team following their bankruptcy.
Dbacks Win Latest Legal Battle
Federal bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez ruled Thursday that Diamond Sports, which owns 19 sports networks under the Bally Sports banner, must fulfill the agreements made in their contracts with several MLB teams, including the Diamondbacks, Guardians, Twins, and Rangers.
Diamond Sports has been in the process of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for several months and has claimed that it has accrued $8.67 billion in debt.
The decision comes as the league has been in an ongoing dispute with the organization, which has experienced several chaotic moments, including this week when MLB was forced to take over broadcasting for the Padres due to another missed payment by Diamond Sports.
The league has now been broadcasting Padres games in order to ensure access to the team is available for fans.
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