According to latest news, Major League Baseball, one of the largest associations of Baseball Players sued South Florida based clinic, Biogenesis of America, for flouting its drug prevention program by allegedly providing performance enhancing drugs to players. The drug lawsuit was filed in Florida’s Miami-Dade County Court on 23rd March 2013. According to the lawsuit filed by the MLB the defendant supplied performance enhancing drug that was recalled and banned by the FDA to a number of former and current baseball players.

While briefing to newspersons and professionals from investigation agencies, Rob Manfred, the League Baseball’s executive vice president of economics and legal affairs said “We believe we have a legitimate legal claim against the defendants, and we intend to pursue it vigorously”.

The 14-page lawsuit filed by the agency documented Biogenesis as the main defendant. Some more individuals who were held responsible for the shipping of the drugs were program director Anthony Bosch, someone who worked at a sports agency, a former University of Miami baseball player and a “self-proclaimed chemist” who supplied substances.

In the lawsuit the plaintiff claimed that the defendant Biogenesis breached the contractual obligations under MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” knowingly and intentionally and hence should be held liable for the loss that it caused to the sports. Though, the complaint didn’t specify how much money it is seeking in lieu of the incidence, however, prevailing conjectures reveal that it might go beyond $15,000. The league had put its stand firmly with relevant evidences and insists the league rightfully deserves to be paid given what BioGenesis and its affiliates have done to the sport.

The plaintiff MLB has claimed financial, compensatory and punitive damages including the loss of goodwill, loss of revenue and profits and injury to its reputation, cost of the investigation and tarnishing the reputation of the league. The league believes that adequate steps ought to be taken to avoid repetition of such incidences and those who are indulged in the plotting of the incidence should be punished.

It is important to underline here that the League had beefed up its drug testing programs and penalties viewing the growing incidences of drug abuse and use of performance enhancer to boost up their performance during these sports. A number of top-level and minor league players have been suspended as a result of taking performance enhancing drugs since 2009.