Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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)
Thursday, September 04, 2014
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.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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
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.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
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.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Scott Boras, the agent for top remaining free agents Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, came out swinging against the half dozen or so anonymous team executives and officials who negatively speculated in a recent article on the value of those two players. Boras says those unnamed executives and officials are breaking league rules in a recent article by suggesting low player values, issuing critical comments and ultimately hurting their markets.
Boras… said he intends to pursue a grievance, going so far as to urge the league to use subpoena power to unearth their identities…
Boras further says there needs to be a “remedy” for the two free agents, which could mean monetary damages or possibly relief from a two-year-old rule that cost them and a select few others free agents in the marketplace…
The CBA specifically disallows executives from publicly making comments that could deflate players’ markets, both sides agree. And MLB did recently sent out a memo reminding execs to abide by the rule, so the league isn’t suggesting the execs’ comments were appropriate….
In response to the players union statement earlier Friday calling for an investigation, MLB hinted in its statement that other reasons beyond the unnamed comments are likely behind the players’ current predicaments. However, an MLB official said the league accepted the union’s request to launch an investigation into the situation and will do so…
The players union backed Boras’ complaints and issued its own statement earlier Friday.
Union leader Tony Clark said in his statement, “I am angered that numerous baseball executives have blatantly and intentionally violated our collective bargaining agreement by offering to ESPN comments about free agent values of Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales. These statements undermine the free agent rights of the players and depress the market values. Today, I have called upon the Commissioner’s office to investigate immediately and thoroughly the sources of these statements and to take appropriate action to enforce our agreement.”
Since CBS apparently doesn’t realize that the Internet works because different sites are willing to link to each other, here is the article in question (ESPN Insider).
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