Pro-Business Group is Suing MLB After Pulling All-Star Game from Atlanta

A pro-business group is suing Major League Baseball for moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta after the controversial passing of Georgia’s voting law.

The Jobs Creator Network shared in a statement that it filed a lawsuit against the league in a New York federal court, citing the league should pay $100 million in damages to local businesses in the state that are still recovering from the pandemic.

JNC added that most of the businesses affected from the move are minority owned as well, citing this has done harm to communities of Atlanta and Cobb County. Cobb County’s CFO William Volckmann said they would’ve received a “robust return” for hosting the yearly event, according to the statement.

“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta – many of them minority-owned – of $100 million, we want the game back where it belongs,”  JNC CEO and president Alfredo Ortiz said in the statement. “This was a knee-jerk, hypocritical and illegal reaction to misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law which includes Voter-ID. Major League Baseball itself requests ID at will-call ticket windows at Yankee Stadium in New York, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and at ballparks all across the country.”

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