September 29, 2007

Jets Fan Files $184M Class Action Against Patriots

Ok, so this is another frivolous law suit, right? A Jets fan has filed a class action alleging deceptive business practices by the Patriots in their games at Giants Stadium since Belichick took over in 2000. The claims are under both the New Jersey state law against deceptive practices and federal RICO statutes.

If the suit can survive the summary judgment phase, the parties will conduct discovery. That's where things get very interesting. It's unfortunate that the suit wasn't filed before the NFL destroyed the tapes, as they would not be allowed to destroy potentially relevant evidence. Discovery in the legal sense is the only way we'll actually know how often the Pats cheated and against whom. If people like Gregg Easterbrook (TMQ) are right, and cheating took place in the Super Bowls, the NFL has a very puckered collective asshole right now.

1 Responses:

"ben" said...

The Pats should get Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy to handle the case.

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