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August 8, 1991 | Associated Press
National League umpire Gary Darling and his union filed a $5-million defamation suit against Lou Piniella because the Cincinnati manager said Darling was biased against the Reds. The suit, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges that Darling's reputation was "severely damaged" by Piniella's remarks made after the Reds' 7-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Richie Phillips, counsel for of the Major League Umpires' Assn., who filed the suit, declined comment.
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July 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Less than two weeks after saying they would quit en masse, umpires turned around and sued baseball Monday for the right to withdraw their resignations. In a 14-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the Major League Umpires Assn. also accused the American League and the commissioner's office of saying they intend to withhold termination pay of up to $400,000 per umpire. Umpires, whose resignations are set to take effect Sept.
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July 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Less than two weeks after saying they would quit en masse, umpires turned around and sued baseball Monday for the right to withdraw their resignations. In a 14-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the Major League Umpires Assn. also accused the American League and the commissioner's office of saying they intend to withhold termination pay of up to $400,000 per umpire. Umpires, whose resignations are set to take effect Sept.
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August 8, 1991 | Associated Press
National League umpire Gary Darling and his union filed a $5-million defamation suit against Lou Piniella because the Cincinnati manager said Darling was biased against the Reds. The suit, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges that Darling's reputation was "severely damaged" by Piniella's remarks made after the Reds' 7-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Richie Phillips, counsel for of the Major League Umpires' Assn., who filed the suit, declined comment.
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