Showing posts with label Appeal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Appeal. Show all posts

Friday, June 15, 2012

Joe Torre will be reviewing Dickey's One Hitter, Mets will get answer by the Weekend


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Joe Torre - Ex Yankee Manager, now MLB Guru, who is in charge of reviewing official scorer decisions unilaterally or referring it to a committee, said he will seek other opinions (including from Tony La Russa) before ruling whether R.A. Dickey has a one-hitter or no-hitter.

“Even though I make these decisions on scoring on a daily basis, obviously what’s at stake here, I just want to make sure we give the decision every opportunity to get more than my opinion,” Torre said . “I have an opinion from what I’ve seen.”

Torre said he would like to see more replay angles. He added that reaching a decision before the weekend is “reasonable.”

“My guess is we should be able to get a varied number of people to look at this and come up with a decision,” Torre said.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Mets Owners will appeal in US Supreme Court


Fred Wilpon and family want the U.S. Supreme Court to change how the trustee is determining winners and losers in the massive Ponzi scheme, Newsday reports.

The Wilpons essentially claim that because they had $500 million on statements with Bernard Madoff when he was arrested and shut down, they lost that amount.

However, lower courts largely have validated trustee Irving Picard's method for determining winners and losers. According to Picard, if you invested more money than you withdrew, you were a net loser. And if you withdrew more money than you invested, you're a winner, even if you thought you had more. If Picard were to rely on Madoff's fictitious statements to investors, pretty much everybody would be a winner, in essence, and there would be nobody who made off relatively OK to collect money from to distribute to people who lost principal.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mets Owners Say, "Judge Shouldn't Approve Irving Picard's Appeal"


U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff shouldn't approve the liquidator of Bernard Madoff's firm to appeal a ruling that cut a $1 billion case against the New York Mets owners by two-thirds, the team owners said.

Trustee Irving Picard assailed Judge Rakoff's ruling earlier this month, saying it “arbitrarily” allowed Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to keep fictitious profits from the Ponzi scheme. Mr. Picard asked the judge to make a final ruling so he could appeal, or to allow an appeal before trial. The Major League Baseball team's owners urged Judge Rakoff to reject the request in a court filing.

“There is no hardship or injustice that would result from waiting another six months to raise any and all appealable issues at one time,” Messrs. Wilpon and Katz said in the Oct. 21 filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Picard didn't immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on the filing.

Judge Rakoff last month set a March 19 trial date for Mr. Picard's remaining case against the Mets owners after dismissing nine of 11 counts. He said Mr. Picard could try to take back two years of money withdrawn from the Ponzi scheme, or about $386 million.

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