Showing posts with label Lawsuit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lawsuit. Show all posts

Friday, November 04, 2011

Mets settle suit with women who was hurt by the Fat Guy


A woman who had her back broken by a falling fat guy at Shea Stadium has settled her big buck lawsuit against the Mets, court records show.

Ellen Massey blamed the team for her injuries, contending they knew or should have known the drunken 300-pound fan five rows above her was a problem, and they did nothing to stop him from tormenting the other people in her section.

That fan, Timothy Cassidy, denies he was drunk, but witnesses said he was so sloshed, he couldn't even complete the "Let's go Mets!" chant.

The incident happened on opening day of 2007, when Massey had treated two of her nephews to watch the Amazin's take on their hated rival Phillies.

Witnesses said Cassidy was drunk and belligerent through the game, chiding fans for not being boisterous enough and "trying to pick a fight with anybody he can."

Friday, August 26, 2011

Johan Santana is facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault, asks judge to remove records from the public


According to the website The Smoking Gun,  Johan Santana is facing a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. The baseball star has asked a Florida judge to cloak video depositions, transcripts, and other court filings from public view, claiming that the alleged victim is “determined to try this case in the media.”

In a motion filed last week in Circuit Court, the New York Mets pitcher requested a protective order barring Deanna Williams and her lawyers from the “publication or dissemination” of a variety of material associated with the case.

In her complaint, Williams accused the 32-year-old athlete of sexual battery, assault, and false imprisonment in connection with an October 2009 encounter on a Fort Myers golf course. Williams told cops that Santana attacked her despite her saying, "please, no," and "please no, not like this, not here, please no." She added that after Santana finished assaulting her, "Johan told me 'this is crazy' and 'I'm sorry.'"

Santana, who is married with three children, told police who investigated Williams’s allegation that the pair’s sexual activity was consensual. He claimed that she "seemed very excited and forward towards me,” and was “very excited and was 'masturbating' as we engaged in sexual intercourse."

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Settlement talks between Mets & Bernard Madoff trustee end


Bernard Madoff's mugshot
A lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for the victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme says negotiations have ended to settle a lawsuit filed against the New York Mets owners and their affiliated companies.


David J. Sheehan, a lawyer for trustee Irving H. Picard, sent a letter to Judge Burton R. Lifland of U.S.

Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan today asking that he unseal the lawsuit filed Dec. 7 against Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon, Saul Katz and dozens of entities and people connected to the Mets and Sterling Equities.

Karen E. Wagner, a lawyer for the Mets owners, said in a letter to Lifland later today that her clients no longer opposed unsealing the suit.

A Feb. 9 hearing had been scheduled on a motion to unseal the suit filed by The New York Times and WNBC.

Sheehan wrote the defendants "have affirmatively taken action to try this case in the press and the court of public opinion."

"Defendants cannot cry confidentiality to this court while publicly attacking the complaint and continuing to frustrate the public's right to know the contents of the same complaint they disparage," he wrote.
Wagner, in her letter, wrote that settlement discussions ended after two unidentified lawyers violated court orders and disclosed confidential information to the Times, which reported the suit sought to recover $300 million in what Picard called fictitious profits.

"As a result, one-sided and misleading information was publicly disseminated both about the complaint and the defendants," Wagner wrote, adding that the complaint contained "unfounded conclusions."
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