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Saturday, 15 July 2000 12:00

RICO Complaint by the former Expos minority owners


Complaint by the former minority owners of the Montreal Expos, claiming that Jeffery Loria and MLB conspired to eliminate major league baseball in Montreal.
Document dated: July 16, 2000

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"1. This action is filed by the victims of a conspiracy to eliminate major league baseball in Montreal. Plaintiffs are leading corporate citizens of Canada who -- before the events that gave rise to this action -- owned close to 100% of the interests in the Montreal Expos Major League Baseball (“MLB”) franchise, which has operated in Montreal for more than thirty years.1 The defendants – Jeffrey Loria, David Samson, Allan “Bud” Selig, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Robert DuPuy, Baseball Expos GP, Inc., and Baseball Expos L.P. – are the perpetrators of a fraudulent conspiracy and the members of a racketeering enterprise with the object of eliminating major league baseball in Montreal, and removing plaintiffs from standing in the way of that objective."

Plaintiffs:

BMO NESBITT BURNS INC., BCE INC., CASCADES INC., ESARBEE INVESTMENTS LIMITED, FAIRMONT HOTEL & RESORTS INC., FÉDÉRATION DES CAISSES, DESJARDINS DU QUÉBEC, FONDS DE SOLIDARITÉ DES TRAVAILLEURS DU QUÉBEC (F.T.Q.), FREEMARK HOLDINGS INC., LOBLAWS INC., M&S SPORTS INC., PROVIGO INC., TELEMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS INC., 98362 CANADA INC., and 114114 CANADA INC.,

Defendants:

JEFFREY H. LORIA, DAVID SAMSON,
ALLAN “BUD” SELIG, OFFICE OF THE
COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL,
ROBERT DUPUY, BASEBALL EXPOS
GP, INC., and BASEBALL EXPOS L.P.,

 
 
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