Attorneys for a man from Humble, Texas filed a class-action lawsuit against the Houston Astros arising out of the sign-stealing scandal. Attorneys for the man, who is an Astros season-ticket holder, filed the lawsuit on behalf of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 full or partial season ticket holders for “deceptively overcharging them for season tickets while defendants and their employees and representatives knowingly and surreptitiously engaged in a sign-stealing scheme in violation of Major League Baseball Rules and Regulations, and secretly put a deficient product on the field that could result (and now has resulted) in severe penalties instituted by MLB,” according to court documents.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed on February 14, 2020, Wallach is seeking to recover damages for “inappropriate increases” in the season ticket prices, “diminished value of their personal seat licenses,” and an injunction prohibiting the Astros from raising season ticket prices for at least two years. He wants more than $1 million in damages. The complaint alleges a violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
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