Guardians MLB Team Settles Lawsuit with Roller Derby Club

Cleveland will have two teams called the Guardians.

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FILE - Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan speaks to the media during a news conference, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Cleveland. The Cleveland Indians have resolved a lawsuit filed by a local roller derby team over rights to the name Guardians, the final hurdle for the Major League Baseball team to continue its changeover. The sides jointly announced an “amicable resolution” on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, saying both organizations will continue to use Guardians. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland will have two teams called the Guardians. The Major League Baseball franchise and a local roller derby club have reached a resolution in a lawsuit filed over the use of the name Guardians, allowing both to continue using it. The sides on Tuesday jointly announced an “amicable resolution,” an agreement that permits the Indians to continue their changeover to Guardians — a switch that was delayed due to the legal matter…

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