In a 2-1 decision on Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) is entitled to collect the money paid by the nation’s major athletic leagues for a court order to block sports betting before last year’s historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The leagues submitted a security bond of $3.4m in 2014 to a federal district court in Trenton, New Jersey for a temporary restraining order prohibiting sports wagers.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the NJTHA can collect the bond, but did not specify the amount.
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