Subscription holder Astros files a $ 1 million lawsuit against the team for deceptive scandal

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – An Astros season ticket holder has filed a $ 1 million lawsuit against the Houston Astros organization following the cheating scandal and wants to prevent the team from increasing ticket prices.

Humble’s Adam Wallach claims that the scandal has diminished the value of his seats in the past three seasons, as well as next season.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in Harris County.

In addition to Wallach, his attorney Mitchell Toups said that the lawsuit is a class action lawsuit for owners of full and partial seasonal passes 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

“By their wrongful actions, inaction and / or omissions, the Defendants violated the rights of the plaintiff and of each Class Member in the same way by charging them for subscriptions while the Defendants and their employees and representatives are knowingly and furtively engaged in a cartel who steals a scheme in violation of the MLB Rules and Regulations, and covertly deployed a deficient product that could result in (and has now resulted in) serious sanctions imposed by MLB, “says the lawsuit.

In addition to asking for $ 1 million, the lawsuit asks a judge to stop Astros from increasing subscription prices for the next two years.

“The plaintiff and class members also have the right to an injunctive relief prohibiting the Defendants from increasing the prices of the 2021 and 2022 season tickets,” says the lawsuit.
Last month, MLB released a report on the Astros cheater scandal. The league suspended general manager Jeff Lunhow and manager AJ Hinch for the season.

Both were fired from the Astros.

In the report, MLB said it found that Astros players used trash cans and a monitor to steal signs during the 2017 season. The report also states that sign theft continued in 2018 in the replay review room of Astros, where staff members decoded the signs using the central field camera feed.

The investigation did not reveal Astros’ policy violations in the 2019 or Post-season 2019 season.

ABC13 contacted Astros regarding the cause, but had no response.

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