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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Deadspin, Gawker for defamation

According to the complaint, MLB Network, which is owned by Major League Baseball and Comcast, threatened to terminate Williams unless he signed an amendment to his contract that would have prohibited him from attending the youth sporting events of his five children, including those of his 11-year-old autistic son. He was fired after refusing, costing him about $2 million in the balance of his contract.

The lawsuit claims MLB Network ignored both written and video evidence contradicting the accusations. Williams claims the alleged defamatory statements made about him led to a breach of his contract and wrongful termination. He said he has also lost jobs with MLB.com, The Sports Network and Fox Sports. Williams, who is represented by Laura Carlin Mattiacci and Stephen G. Console of Philadelphia-based employment law boutique firm the Console Law Office, is seeking damages from MLB Network and Gawker.

Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: legal

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Anthony Bosch, Biogenesis Founder, to Plead Guilty

Meanwhile, all over south Florida billboards can be seen hawking testosterone as the fountain of youth.

Anthony Bosch, the founder of anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America, has reached a deal with the government that will require him to fully cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the DEA, attorney Guy Lewis said.

boteman Posted: September 04, 2014 at 12:12 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: a-rod, bosch, drugs in sports, legal, peds

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jury awards Jose Offerman’s bat attack victim $940,000

Ugh, I’d rather reminisce about “underrated OBP guy” than “nearly killed someone”, but, here we are.

You may remember when former major league infielder Jose Offerman attacked two players with a bat while he was a member of the independent Long Island Ducks back in 2007. One of the victims was catcher Johnathan Nathans of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who was hit on the side of his head by Offerman. Nathans sued and the result is in today:

The jury in the two-week-long bat-attack trial of Jose Offerman awarded the victim, former Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans $940,000 in damages.

... Nathans, whose career was ended by his injuries, had sought nearly $5 million in damages. He claims the attack has left him permanently disabled with vertigo, splitting headaches, nausea and other problems.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MASN TV Contract Pits Selig vs Nationals vs Orioles

IT IS ON!

I want there to be no doubt that, if any party initiates any lawsuit, or fails to act in strict compliance with the procedures set forth in the Agreement concerning the [Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee of Major League Baseball]‘s decision, I will not hesitate to impose the strongest sanctions available to me under the Major League Constitution.

boteman Posted: July 29, 2014 at 04:16 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: legal, nationals, orioles, seligula, tv rights

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jury selection begins in Giants fan Bryan Stow’s civil suit against Dodgers

The 100 prospective jurors in court Tuesday were given a six-page questionnaire to fill out, with questions such as “What is your opinion if any of Frank McCourt?”

My answer would surely have gotten me disqualified.

Seriously, I would like to see McCourt take it in the shorts as much as anyone but can they really get him on this?  The Dodger parking lot is a vast, chaotic free-for-all filled with drunk scumbags.  On a good day.  It would take a small army to effectively police.  You certainly accept some risk when you decide to leave your house, no one can or should be charged with your personal protection anywhere else.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: May 29, 2014 at 04:27 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: dodger stadium, frank mccourt, legal

 

 

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