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Fantasy Stats Case
Written by MLBAM   
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 04:28

NOS. 06-3357 & 06-3358

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
EIGHTH CIRCUIT

C.B.C. Distribution and Marketing, Inc.,
Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

MLB Advanced Media, L.P., and
Major League Baseball Players Association
,
Defendants-Appellants.

Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Missouri

The Honorable Mary Ann L. Medler, Magistrate Judge

Case No. 4:05-CV-00252-MLM

PETITION FOR REHEARING AND REHEARING EN BANC

Mary K. Braza
G. Michael Halfenger
William J. Katt, Jr.
Foley & Lardner LLP
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-271-2400

Michael J. Mellis
Mitchell P. Schwartz
MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
212-485-3452

J. Thomas McCarthy
Morrison & Foerster
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2482
415-268-7239
Attorneys for Appellant
MLB Advanced Media, L.P.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS.............................................................................. i
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES .......................................................................... ii
RULE 35(B)(1) STATEMENT .................................................................... 1
BACKGROUND ......................................................................................... 3
ARGUMENT......................................................................................... 6

I. By Refusing to Enforce Standard Commercial Licensing No-Use and No-
Challenge Provisions, the Panel’s Decision Contravenes the Law of This and
Other Circuits...................................................................... 7
II. By Resolving the Appeal Based on an Issue Raised Sua Sponte, the Decision
Contravened this Circuit’s Precedent and Deprived Appellants of an Opportunity
to Explain That the Court Misconstrued an Inapplicable Contract Provision. ................. 11

CONCLUSION................................................................................ 15
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE FOR DOCUMENTS FILED USING CM/ECF ......................... 17

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