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Washington Commanders settle lawsuit with Virginia on ticket deposits

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Washington Commanders settle lawsuit with Virginia on ticket deposits
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Washington Commanders settle lawsuit with Virginia on ticket deposits

2024-06-19 08:05 Last Updated At:08:20

The Washington Commanders have settled a lawsuit with Virginia over their handling of season-ticket deposits under previous ownership, the last litigation remaining from that situation a decade ago.

The $1.3 million settlement with Virginia includes returning $600,000 to nearly 500 fans who were affected. The team settled similar suits with Maryland in 2022 and the District of Columbia in 2023.

“Our investigation found that the Commanders’ prior ownership unlawfully retained security deposits for years after they should have been returned to consumers,” Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said. "I thank the team’s current ownership for cooperating with this investigation, and for working toward rectifying the consumer harm we identified.”

Dan Snyder owned the team at the time. A group led by Josh Harris bought the Commanders last year for a North American professional sports record $6.05 billion.

“We are pleased that this settlement has been reached resolving issues that occurred under prior ownership," the Commanders said in a statement.

Along with the $600,000, the team agreed to pay $600,000 in civil penalties and another $100,000 for attorneys fees and other costs involved in the investigation, which launched in 2022.

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FILE - Fans wait for an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, Nov. 17, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Washington Commanders have settled the final lawsuit they were facing over their handling of season-ticket deposits under previous ownership. The $1.3 million settlement with Virginia includes returning $600,000 to fans. It follows the team settling similar suits with Maryland and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

FILE - Fans wait for an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, Nov. 17, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Washington Commanders have settled the final lawsuit they were facing over their handling of season-ticket deposits under previous ownership. The $1.3 million settlement with Virginia includes returning $600,000 to fans. It follows the team settling similar suits with Maryland and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw made a second rehab start in his bid to return from offseason left shoulder surgery, pitching four innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday night.

The 36-year old three-time NL Cy Young Award winner allowed six hits and three runs, all earned, with two strikeouts and no walks. He threw 49 strikes out his 67 pitches against Round Rock in Texas.

Kershaw has yet to pitch for the NL West-leading Dodgers in 2024 after signing a one-year contract for this season, with an option for a second year.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts seems to think Kershaw is getting close to rejoining the team.

“I’m excited," Roberts said before the Dodgers game against Boston on Friday night. "I texted with him after his first one. If it goes well, there’s a real conversation that he could join us for his next turn.”

In his first rehab start since left shoulder surgery in November, Kershaw went three innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on June 19, but was shut down for a week after experiencing lingering soreness.

The injury-depleted Dodgers could use more depth in the starting rotation and it appears to be coming. Tyler Glasnow (back tightness) is expected to return to the starting rotation on Wednesday.

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FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw works out before a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 2, 2024. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Kershaw made a second rehab start in his bid to return from offseason left shoulder surgery, pitching four innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City against Round Rock.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw works out before a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 2, 2024. Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Kershaw made a second rehab start in his bid to return from offseason left shoulder surgery, pitching four innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City against Round Rock.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

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