After pondering such thorny issues as stale cookies and a Major League baseball player who used the alias “Al Capone” to buy performance enhancing drugs a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge denied a motion to toss out the sport’s civil lawsuit against Biogenesis the South Florida doping pipeline to baseball players and other professional athletes — as well as collegiate and high school players.

Monday’s decision by Judge Ronald Dresnick means that Major League Baseball can use the legal system to force witnesses to give depositions that may substantiate Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch’s story that his clinic supplied banned substances to high-profile major leaguers for many years.

Among those subpoenaed by MLB: former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo who is accused of acting as an intermediary for clients of the clinic — an allegation he denies.

Collazo is not part of the lawsuit but like others arguing for its dismissal Monday contends MLB cannot use the lawsuit to depose him and other third parties who have nothing to do with its labor agreement between Major League Baseball and its Players’ Association.

Meanwhile MLB is weighing lengthy suspensions on about 20 players who have already been identified in Biogenesis records as taking banned substances. Among them: Alex Rodriguez third baseman for the New York Yankees. Rodriguez who grew up in Miami is said to be facing up to a lifetime ban the New York Daily News reported Monday.

Bosch his business partners and others are accused by MLB of interfering with the players’ contracts which prohibits them from taking PEDs. Lawyers representing both the plaintiffs and third parties filled the courtroom to make their case before Dresnick.

Bosch who is also a plaintiff is working with MLB to identify players involved in doping and in exchange Baseball said they will drop him from the suit and help him with his legal expenses.