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Cleveland Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge

Monique Jilesen was quoted in the New York Times / AP articled Cleveland Indians Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge on October 17, 2016. 

October 18, 2016

Monique Jilesen, a lawyer for Cardinal, told McEwen that the game could be played with spring training uniforms that do not carry the name or the Chief Wahoo logo.

“You could not call a team the New York Jews; why is it O.K. to call a team the Cleveland Indians?” Jilesen said to the judge, saying the team name and logo were racist and against Ontario’s human rights code.

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Jilesen said that the club was informed of the legal challenge on Sunday and that there was no attempt to stop the game.