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Judge will issue written ruling in MASN case

Judge will issue written ruling in MASN case

The Orioles-controlled television network asked a judge on Monday to send its court battle with the Washington Nationals to a neutral arbitrator or to decide the matter himself — but not to send the case back to Major League Baseball. A three-member MLB panel decided in June 2014 that the Nationals should receive about $60 million in broadcast rights fees per year from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. MASN, which is majority-owned by the Orioles and televises both teams' games, now pays $40 million annually to both clubs. MASN lawyers asked New York Supreme Court Justice Lawrence K. Marks to toss out that arbitration decision, which it said could render the network...