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Jaoui said other than receiving free food that he said had been donated to the group, he hadn’t received any compensation.
“There’s a lot of people out here with no jobs,” he said. “Don’t you think there’d be more than 40 people if we were getting paid to be here? Free lunch is great, that’s amazing I’m not going to lie that’s a plus. But we’re not there for food, but its nice. We’re supporting an organization.”
There was no indication, Jaoui said, that Rodriguez had anything to do with sending the free food.
“I would have loved that,” he said. “I would have said in my [Facebook] status ‘hey A-Rod fed me today’, but no.”
As for the similarity of the signs, Jaoui said he had seen three people writing them out the other day after Hispanics Across America employees brought in markers and supplies to the protest site.
“Your handwriting analysis is awful,” said 23-year-old Jalal Awad.
Tortious interference? Really? That's the best they could come up with?
MLB's ethically challenged behavior seemingly reached rock bottom in their negotiations with Anthony Bosch, the alleged mastermind who controlled Biogenesis. Multiple media outlets have reported that MLB negotiated with Bosch to drop its suit
against him in exchange for his full cooperation in providing evidence and testimony against MLB players. In exchange for his assistance, MLB has also promised to provide Bosch with personal security, pay his legal bills, and indemnify him for civil liability that may arise from his cooperation. Moreover, according to at least one individual who claims to have knowledge of Mr. Bosch's deal, MLB is paying Mr. Bosch a total of $5 million (in monthly installments) in order to buy his cooperation.
. This lawsuit is a clear violation of the confidentiality provisions of our drug program, and it is nothing more than a desperate attempt to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
This lawsuit is a clear violation of the confidentiality provisions of our drug program, and it is nothing more than a desperate attempt to circumvent the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
isn't the MLBPA the one that should be filing this suit?
MLB's incessant use of the media against Mr. Rodriguez reached new lows on August 19, 2013, when it ambushed Mr. Rodriguez's counsel, Joseph Tacopina, on live, national television with a letter offering to publicly release all confidential information
regarding Mr. Rodriguez. MLB's request effectively sought to amend or waive the confidentiality provisions ofthe JDA, yet MLB cut MLBPA (the players' exclusive bargaining representative) out ofthe process by neither copying MLBPA on the letter, nor sending it to MLBP A. In a further demonstration of its bad faith, MLB did not send this letter to Mr. Rodriguez's counsel or Mr. Rodriguez. Instead, this letter- which itself contained substantial confidential information concerning MLB 's investigation of Mr. Rodriguez- was delivered only to the Today Show, and subsequently "released" by MLB to the New York Times and other media outlets.
I think the Rodriguez camp would probably point to Michael Weiner's statements regarding (and I'm paraphrasing from memory here) the MLBPA's unwillingness to defend steroid users.
Now, if you (or MLB or the judge or a lawyer) wants to argue that Rodriguez should first sue the MLBPA in order to get them to file suit, I can see that.
Even the people crazed about steroids can be concerned about issues of fundamental fairness.
centaurs are a bit different in that they're half-human and can clearly express their will.
For the first time in about ten years, I'm actually rooting for AROD.
But this seems mostly to be a "hey, Bud, guess who else can sue just to get discovery?" tactic.
Dan Mullin of MLB purchased what were represented to be these stolen documents for $150,000 in cash, which was handed off in a bag at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida area restaurant
The NY Daily News is quoting "one sports lawyer not connected to the filing... who requested anonymity" as saying that the lawsuit means the arbitration hearing is going against A-Rod.
Yes, I'm sure his lawyers whipped up this entire filing last night
Major League Baseball (“MLB”), Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig (“Commissioner Selig” or “Selig”) and other officials at MLB (collectively, the “Defendants”) have - throughout at least all of2013 - been engaged in tortious and egregious conduct with one, and only one, goal: to improperly marshal evidence that they hope to use to destroy the reputation and career of Alex Rodriguez…
I'd just love to see A-Rod being asked on the witness stand to spell "tortious" and "egregious".
he doesn't appear to be inarticulate or stupid to me when he speaks.
A-Rod's guetapens won't have an antpyretic
I don't know, something about how A-Rod's goat pens won't be setting ants on fire?
Any thoughts from attorneys or others with relevant knowledge bases here as to how this might go down?
As Bud Selig slowly closes the trapdoor down over his own head, saying, "I'll be right here, Alex... making your life a living hell... I'll be watching you, A-Rod... watching you!"
Isn't Jack Keefe = Gonfalon?
Perhaps that's why the allegation is for tortuous interference
On Friday night, Rodriguez filed a second lawsuit, against New York Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad and New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, alleging malpractice for misdiagnosing his left hip injury during the 2012 playoffs. Rodriguez and his lawyers contend Ahmad failed to tell him about an MRI showing his hip injury and are seeking damages. The Yankees were not named in either suit.
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Dating back to the 2012 playoffs, that lawsuit states "after performing, understanding and analyzing the MRI, had diagnosed Plantiff as suffering from a superior labral tear at the left hip; and without informing the plaintiff of the diagnosis, knowingly cleared the Plaintiff to resume playing as a third baseman for the New York Yankees during the  season playoffs, thus allowing the Plaintiff to further injure himself and the necessity for additional surgeries."
The letter, which was obtained by The New York Times and has not been previously reported, was dated Aug. 22 and sent on the letterhead of Reed Smith, one of the law firms representing Rodriguez. In it, Rodriguez’s lawyers notified the players association that they believed the union failed to “fairly represent his interests” regarding Major League Baseball’s investigation of Biogenesis of America, a South Florida anti-aging clinic that baseball officials say dispensed banned substances to ballplayers, including Rodriguez.
The letter argued that the players association had missed opportunities to challenge baseball officials’ aggressive investigative tactics; that the union had not strongly enough condemned baseball’s “gratuitous leaks” to the news media; and, most pointedly, that Michael Weiner, the union’s executive director, had publicly compromised Rodriguez’s position in a radio interview when he signaled that Rodriguez should have accepted some type of suspension “based on the evidence we saw.” Rodriguez and his personal lawyers have steadfastly maintained that Rodriguez should not have been suspended.The union “has made matters worse by failing to protest M.L.B.’s thuggish tactics in its investigation, including paying individuals to produce documents and to testify on M.L.B.’s behalf, and bullying and intimidating those individuals who refuse to cooperate with their ‘witch hunt’ against the players — indeed principally Mr. Rodriguez,” the letter said.
The four-page letter was addressed to David Prouty, the players association’s general counsel. It aimed to replace the union’s lawyer for a crucial arbitration hearing regarding the suspension.
It was unclear how the union responded, but the letter apparently proved unsuccessful. At the hearing, which began Monday and will continue in mid-October, Prouty served on the arbitration panel as Rodriguez’s representative. The other members of the panel are Robert Manfred, a senior executive in Major League Baseball, and Fredric Horowitz, an independent arbitrator appointed by both sides.
If somehow it survives that,most of the complaint gets sticken under New York's version of 12(f)(2) which prohibits the inclusion of purely scandalous material in a pleading. Two quick examples: the references to the 1980s collusion and the investigators sexual dalliance with a witness are not probative to any issue at hand and included as red meat for the press.
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