A judge has ordered lawyers for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles to submit a proposed judgment of what MASN should pay the Nationals for television rights from 2012 to '16.
The order is based on a decision issued in April by an arbitration panel of three baseball executives.
New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen's decision states that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Nationals the $296.8 million recommended by the panel, minus rights fees MASN already has paid for that five-year period.
The Orioles and Nationals jointly own MASN and have been fighting in court for years. MASN was established in March 2005 after the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington and became the Nationals, moving into what had been Baltimore's exclusive broadcast territory since 1972. The Orioles have a controlling interest in the network.