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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Irving Picard Won't Go Away, Appeals US District Court Judges Ruling..


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The liquidator of Bernard Madoff’s firm assailed a judge’s ruling in a $1 billion lawsuit against the New York Mets owners, saying it “arbitrarily” gave some of the con man’s investors fictitious profits that “all customers were previously denied” by a higher court ruling.

Trustee Irving Picard made the statements in a filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Picard also asked U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff to clear the way for an appeal of his ruling.

Rakoff last month cut Picard’s suit against the baseball team’s owners by two-thirds, saying he could try to reclaim only two years of withdrawals from the Ponzi scheme. The ruling, which would allow Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to keep purported profits resulting from Madoff’s “machinations,” was “in direct contravention” of an appeals court ruling that ruled out account statements as a basis for compensating Madoff investors for losses, Picard said in his Oct. 7 filing.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Judge nixes NY Mets' bid to toss falling-fan case


A judge says the New York Mets haven't proven so far that there was no way to foresee a fan's fall onto another spectator at now-gone Shea Stadium, so the case is headed toward trial.

A Manhattan judge has turned down bids to dismiss Ellen Massey's claims against the Mets and a beer concessionaire. A Mets lawyer declined to comment Monday.

Friday's ruling says witnesses said Timothy Cassidy seemed drunk and pugnacious before tumbling onto Massey at a 2007 Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game. Massey's back was broken. Cassidy says another spectator pushed him.


The team has said Cassidy's behavior didn't stand out in a rowdy crowd. Massey's lawyer calls that notion "insulting to Mets fans."

The judge tossed Massey's claims against the city, Shea's owner. The judge says the team was responsible for security.
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