Canadian High Court to Hear Ottawa Rapidz Case

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a $3 million case brought by the owners of the defunt Ottawa Rapidz against the City of Ottawa and the indy pro Can-Am League.  The immediate issue is whether the court of jurisidiction is in Ontario or North Carolina.  The Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeals have rejected the Rapidz’s lawsuit.

After losing $1 million in the team’s first season in 2008, the owners pulled the plug.  The league then reportedly drew $200,000 on the Rapidz’s line of credit.  We have not seen the details of the case, but the owners apparently feel they were suckered by the city and the league into bringing a team into a market that would not support baseball.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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