Attorneys for Comcast and NBC Universal have filed notice to move a state court lawsuit filed by Astros owner Jim Crane against the companies and former Astros owner Drayton McLane to the federal court that is overseeing the Comcast SportsNet Houston involuntary bankruptcy case.

Comcast and NBC said in court documents filed Friday that the state case filed last month by Crane’s Houston Baseball Partners partnership belongs in federal court because it is related to the bankruptcy proceeding before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur.

The Astros claimed in a state court lawsuit filed Nov. 21 that McLane and Comcast committed fraud and civil conspiracy and that McLane committed breach of contract by failing to inform Crane, who bought the Astros and their 46 percent share in CSN Houston in 2011, that the Astros and Rockets in 2010 asked Comcast to seek elevated carriage rates for CSN Houston and that the network was “overpriced and broken” as a result. Crane said the Astros run the potential risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars as a result of the network’s struggles.

In the wake of Friday’s filing by Comcast and NBC, Astros general counsel Giles Kibbe said Saturday the Astros will ask that the case be remanded to state court “where it belongs.” There was no immediate comment on Friday’s filing from NBC or Comcast.

Judge Isgur has before him motions by the Astros to dismiss the involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed Sept. 27 by several Comcast subsidiaries against Houston Regional Sports Network, the Astros-Rockets-Comcast partnership that owns financially troubled CSN Houston, and a motion by the Comcast affiliates to name an interim trustee to oversee the network.