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US judge in FINA swimming league monopoly case mulls whether sports-body rules can be considered per se illegal

By Michael Acton
  • 20 Oct 2022 21:47
  • 20 Oct 2022 22:43
Fédération Internationale de Natation today urged a California federal judge not to grant summary judgment against the world swimming body over a policy blocking professional swimmers from participating in rival swimming league events, with the judge probing lawyers for both sides over whether she can find the conduct per se illegal.

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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