Appellate Court Sides With Photographer Suing Chicago Cubs

The First District Appellate Court recently ruled against the Chicago Cubs in their bid to move a legal case to arbitration. This decision regards a lawsuit filed by Charles Arbogast, an Associated Press photographer who suffered injuries at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had sought to avoid a jury trial, claiming that Arbogast, by obtaining and utilizing a press pass, had implicitly agreed to forgo his right to a jury trial in favor of arbitration. The lower court rejected this claim, leading to the Cubs' appeal.