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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Camacho v. Major League Baseball
Citation:297 F.R.D. 457 (S.D. Cal. 2013)
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Camacho (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball (Defendant), alleging that the MLB conspired with the Mexican Major Leagues to prevent a Mexican baseball player (who Camacho supported) from playing in the United States. The MLB filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that the Mexican baseball league and the Mexican team claiming the player were necessary parties that had not been joined. The MLB argued that these necessary parties could not feasibly be joined because their joinder would vitiate the court’s jurisdiction over the lawsuit.
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