I have posted a lot of commentary recently about the pending MLBP lawsuit against Upper Deck, most of it very negative in nature. Although the outcome for the lawsuit is not necessarily clear as to a favorite, I have approached it from sort of a worst case scenario. Per multiple sources, MLBP has objected to Upper Deck's motion of splitting the ruling and damages phase of the lawsuit, for a few reasons. One, that UD will seek protection from bankruptcy during the break, or two, just go out of business. This would be to make it harder for the damages to be collected, and obvioiusly MLBP doesnt want the hassle.
Secondly, much talk has spread about last year's closing of the UD Nevada Facility , and how that relates to their financial state. It was widely reported that they were amidst major problems at the time, but the year since then has suggested it was more of a strategic repositioning rather than closing for money sake. Although financials probably played a part, many people on the boards and blogs have suggested it was more of a planned closing than a necessity closing.