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Class Action — MLB, Astros and Red Sox Corrupted Daily Fantasy Sports Contests

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) and MLB teams the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox on behalf of persons who paid to enter DraftKings MLB daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests during the 2017, 2018 and 2019 MLB seasons. If you paid to enter DraftKings MLB DFS contests during any of those seasons and would like more information about this class action or wish to discuss your rights, please contact Ian W. Sloss, Esq., at (203) 595-2877, or complete the form below. Details on this class action are below the Contact form.


Background on Olson v. Major League Baseball, et al.

Olson v. Major League Baseball, et al., filed on January 23, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Case No. 1:20-cv-00632).

Recent news reports revealed that the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox engaged in multiple electronic sign-stealing schemes during the 2017 and 2018 MLB seasons, which violated MLB rules. According to the Complaint, these schemes gave Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox players an unfair advantage and thus corrupted the MLB player performance statistics that determined the outcome of DraftKings MLB DFS contests. The Complaint further alleges that MLB knew its member teams were engaging in electronic sign-stealing schemes, did not take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the schemes and failed to disclose to the public the fact that player performance statistics were corrupt.

The Complaint alleges that the conduct by MLB, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox violated state consumer protection laws and unjustly enriched the defendants at the expense of DraftKings MLB DFS contest entrants. The Complaint additionally alleges that MLB negligently failed to ensure MLB player performance statistics were fair, honest and free of corruption.  The Complaint seeks to recover all monies wagered by DraftKings MLB DFS players in dishonest DFS contests.