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sling58
09-29-2007, 10:50 AM
This is quite funny!

Jets ticket holder sues Patriots and coach Belichick, seeks damages of more than $184 million
td.yspwidearticlebody { font-size: 13.5px; }By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer
September 28, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York Jets (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nyj/;_ylt=AmIuFMKF4b2pdGf9gkrxI.EdsLYF) season-ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the New England Patriots (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nwe/;_ylt=ApVzlNhpifjnuKRWXk_oAD0dsLYF) and coach Bill Belichick for "deceiving customers."
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., by Carl Mayer of Princeton Township, N.J., stems from the Patriots being caught illegally videotaping signals from Jets coaches in New England's 38-14 season-opening win Sept. 9.



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"They violated the integrity of the game," Mayer's attorney, Bruce Afran, told The Associated Press. "This is a way of punishing Belichick and the Patriots."
Mayer is seeking more than $184 million in damages for Jets ticket holders.
Belichick was fined $500,000 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and the team was fined $250,000 for violating a league rule that prohibits clubs from using a video camera on the sidelines for any purpose -- including recording signals relayed to opposing players on the field. New England also must forfeit a first-round draft pick next year if it makes the playoffs or a second- and third-rounder if it doesn't.
"They were deceiving customers," said the 48-year-old Mayer. "You can't deceive customers."
The lawsuit maintained that because other teams found illegal videotaping by the defendants, Jets ticket holders should be compensated for all games played in Giants Stadium between the Jets and Patriots since Belichick became head coach in 2000.
The two calculated that because customers paid $61.6 million to watch eight "fraudulent" games, they're entitled to triple that amount -- or $184.8 million -- in compensation under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
"How many times have the Patriots done this? We find it hard to believe they did it just once," Mayer said. "We just want to get to the truth of the matter of what the Patriots did to the Jets. I think the ticket holders are genuinely concerned about it. This is a type of misrepresentation."
Patriots spokesman Stacey James declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Mayer and Afran, who consider themselves public interest lawyers, have been thorns in the side of New Jersey politicians for years, filing lawsuits and demanding investigations to advance their grievances. They are well known in the state but generally have had little success in their causes.
Both have lost bids for elected offices, and Mayer once served as a presidential campaign adviser to Ralph Nader.
Their demand in March for a probe of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's gifts to a former girlfriend was rejected by a federal prosecutor. In 2006, a judge vetoed their effort to block Corzine's appointment of Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., to fill the governor's seat in the U.S. Senate.
They also failed to get a court to order a special election to replace Gov. James E. McGreevey when he resigned in 2004.
Now, they're taking on the Patriots.
Their latest lawsuit asserted that the secret videotaping violated the contractual "expectations and rights" of Jets ticket holders "to observe an honest match played in compliance with all laws and regulations."
The actions of Belichick and the Patriots violated federal and state racketeering laws, as well as the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and New Jersey Deceptive Business Practices Act, according to the lawsuit. "Having been a lifelong Jets fan, as soon as I heard this, I was completely outraged," Mayer said. "The NFL just slapped them on the wrist. I'm a consumer lawyer, and this is consumer fraud." Associated Press Writer Jeffrey Gold in Newark, N.J., contributed to this report.

Canada
09-29-2007, 10:51 AM
That is way too funny

rbedgood
09-29-2007, 10:55 AM
These two are known for frivolous lawsuits, but this one is great...

Coach
09-29-2007, 12:05 PM
Jets fans need to get over it and try to figure out how they can make the playoffs.

sling58
09-29-2007, 12:59 PM
Jets fans need to get over it and try to figure out how they can make the playoffs.

Mabe they can take the winning from this lawsuit (if they win) and pay off Bill in NE to lose to them!!!

:lol: :lol:

m0ef0e
09-29-2007, 10:18 PM
The fans of every team on the Pat's schedule should sue the Jets for bringing doubt against NE and gettin em fired up! Currently ranked first on offense AND defense!!! 3 championships in the last 7 years (I think)!!!!

WOW... That's just scary...

hermhater
09-29-2007, 10:25 PM
Hey sling I didn't see that you had posted this.

I think I posted the same article.

Sorry!

:iamwithstupid::toast2:

sling58
09-30-2007, 07:44 AM
Hey sling I didn't see that you had posted this.

I think I posted the same article.

Sorry!

:iamwithstupid::toast2:

No worries but due to copyright laws and the fact that you enfringed on them I will have to send you a formal complaint to the Forum Police and request that you give me all your Arrowcash for the pain and suffering you have caused me.

(don't sweat it, things happen.)

:lol: :lol:

McLovin
09-30-2007, 10:10 AM
A lawsuit for Arrowcash. This is a new twist.
hermhater, I will defend you in this lawsuit if you wish, I will require a nice sum of Arrowcash up front but I do feel that we can win this. In the event we do lose though you have to feel better in knowing that not all of the Arrowcash goes to sling. And I will put your money to work kinda like a 401k only difference is that you would only get a percentage of the earnings not the investment plus the earnings.

Thats me ChiefsCrowd defense attorney and investment broker.
For a small fee I can help you invest your money wisely instead of gambling it all away.

sling58
09-30-2007, 10:13 AM
Well if HH is getting a lawyer then I will get my own defense team. I am going with the lawfirm of Canada, Cheifster, and Chief31. They are expensive but I can pay one off with beer!

lol

chief31
09-30-2007, 10:17 AM
Well if HH is getting a lawyer then I will get my own defense team. I am going with the lawfirm of Canada, Cheifster, and Chief31. They are expensive but I can pay one off with beer!

lol

I think we will be able to add a counter-suit for for slander, in this case.

sling58
09-30-2007, 10:19 AM
I think we will be able to add a counter-suit for for slander, in this case.

See my lawyer is already working for me. I agree Mr. 31 we should file that suit.

McLovin
09-30-2007, 11:20 AM
Ball is in your court HH, will I be hired or not. I really feel we have a case on this as there is no precedent and there with the serious amount of Post Whoring that sling58 and the title of the post, there is no possible way you can be expected to have read every one of his posts to see if he had already posted this. With that being said I am open to a counter suit as well but that is totally up to the client.

Again I feel when this lawsuit is won my client will be vindicated and should consider putting his winnings into a brokerage where I can invest widely and diversify.

sling58
09-30-2007, 11:23 AM
Ball is in your court HH, will I be hired or not. I really feel we have a case on this as there is no precedent and there with the serious amount of Post Whoring that sling58 and the title of the post, there is no possible way you can be expected to have read every one of his posts to see if he had already posted this. With that being said I am open to a counter suit as well but that is totally up to the client.

Again I feel when this lawsuit is won my client will be vindicated and should consider putting his winnings into a brokerage where I can invest widely and diversify.

You need to speak to my lawyers because feel like you just degraded me by calling me a post whore. I SUE I SUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:mob:

McLovin
09-30-2007, 11:24 AM
Bring it.

You play to WIN the game.

sling58
09-30-2007, 11:27 AM
Bring it.

You play to WIN the game.

Alright Hermie! See you in court!

:lol: :lol:

McLovin
09-30-2007, 11:29 AM
BTW I have facts to backup my Post Whoring Comment. Woke up this morning 5 hours after my last post. 79 unread messages. 77 from you and 2 from Chiefs31. And I believe 72 of yours were Go Chiefs. In the post whoring game I am not worthy. But as a defense attorney you are giving me more weapons then I need.
:lol:

sling58
09-30-2007, 11:32 AM
BTW I have facts to backup my Post Whoring Comment. Woke up this morning 5 hours after my last post. 79 unread messages. 77 from you and 2 from Chiefs31. And I believe 72 of yours were Go Chiefs. In the post whoring game I am not worthy. But as a defense attorney you are giving me more weapons then I need.
:lol:

Oh yeah.....Well GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol:

chief31
09-30-2007, 11:55 AM
I would never guess against the guy who employs the jurors as his attourney.:D

McLovin
09-30-2007, 12:04 PM
That was another ace in my pocket. I plan on a motion asking you and cheifster to step down as council due to a conflict of interest. I was holding this card for later use. Might even try to have the cause thrown out with prejudice due to the judge and jury being tampered with. Also if every one of the judges has a personal investment there is no other jurisdiction to move this to and I feel it will have to be dismissed.

My client will be vindicated.
Your witness

chief31
09-30-2007, 12:09 PM
That was another ace in my pocket. I plan on a motion asking you and cheifster to step down as council due to a conflict of interest. I was holding this card for later use. Might even try to have the cause thrown out with prejudice due to the judge and jury being tampered with. Also if every one of the judges has a personal investment there is no other jurisdiction to move this to and I feel it will have to be dismissed.

My client will be vindicated.
Your witness

Overruled. :Tool:

chief31
09-30-2007, 12:11 PM
Oh, wait....

Objection!!!!

Then....


Sustained. :Tool:

sling58
09-30-2007, 12:52 PM
My attorneies stay. You are just worried about my Dream Team council!!!

chief31
09-30-2007, 01:00 PM
My attorneies stay. You are just worried about my Dream Team council!!!

Sling, I want you to try this glove on for us all. <Wink,Wink> :D

McLovin
09-30-2007, 01:05 PM
This just added due to the projected size of the trial at hand. HH and bryonc just added Moe and Curley to council. HH I know this is going to be costly, but I feel that it is a nice addition. In addition bryonc has just announced a counter suit for attorney fees and court costs.

A portion of the attorneys fees collected by bryonc will go to a fund to supply the opposing council beer for the season. Your witness.

On second thought... I would like to plead guilty on behalf of my client.

hermhater
09-30-2007, 01:09 PM
No worries but due to copyright laws and the fact that you enfringed on them I will have to send you a formal complaint to the Forum Police and request that you give me all your Arrowcash for the pain and suffering you have caused me.

(don't sweat it, things happen.)

:lol: :lol:

Maybe I will just post it again and get away because of double jeopardy!

:funnypost::lol::sign0098::yahoo:

tornadospotter
09-30-2007, 01:10 PM
This just added due to the projected size of the trial at hand. HH and bryonc just added admin and guru to council. HH I know this is going to be costly, but I feel that it is a nice addition. In addition bryonc has just announced a counter suit for attorney fees and court costs.

A portion of the attorneys fees collected by bryonc will go to a fund to supply the opposing council beer for the season. Your witness.
Per haps expert witnesses are needed here? Please Begin biding for services. :D

chief31
09-30-2007, 01:14 PM
This just added due to the projected size of the trial at hand. HH and bryonc just added admin and guru to council. HH I know this is going to be costly, but I feel that it is a nice addition. In addition bryonc has just announced a counter suit for attorney fees and court costs.

A portion of the attorneys fees collected by bryonc will go to a fund to supply the opposing council beer for the season. Your witness.

On second thought... I would like to plead guilty on behalf of my client.

You are wise to have accepted the power of the dark side. :character0068: My young apprentice.

You are happy with the outcome of this ordeal.

McLovin
09-30-2007, 01:17 PM
Yes. I am happy with the outcome.

sling58
09-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Yes. I am happy with the outcome.

Ok I accept the plea that is offered.

McLovin
09-30-2007, 02:33 PM
Now that that is dirty pool, editing my posts to win your case. You really would make a good lawyer.

GO CHIEFS

BTW HH before you file the malpractice suit, I did NOT write that. But I guess this could be edited also.

Excellence, excellence I Cry.

sling58
09-30-2007, 02:39 PM
Now that that is good law practices, I helped edit my posts to win your case. We made a good team to actually get HH's Arrowcash!

GO CHIEFS

BTW HH before you file the malpractice suit keep in mind that I did write that. But I guess this could be edited also. I also took the retainer money that you gave me to pay for your defense and used it at the Gentlemans Club. I will give you all the Arrowcash I have because I was not that good of a lawyer!

I am involved in Corruption, Corruption I Cry at night holding my Teddy Bear laying in the fetal position.

I did not edit! You mean like this? lol

McLovin
09-30-2007, 02:43 PM
I did not edit! You mean like this? lol
Not quite, in this one I still have the original to back me up. In the one Chief31 edited the only thing I have to prove my innocence is where it says edited by Chief31 at the bottom, and to think I am going to donate his beer for the rest of the season.

GO CHIEFS

chief31
09-30-2007, 02:44 PM
I did not edit! You mean like this? lol

no. He meant like this....Look at his last post.

sling58
09-30-2007, 02:45 PM
Not quite, in this one I still have the original to back me up. In the one Chief31 edited the only thing I have to prove my innocence is where it says edited by Chief31 at the bottom, and to think I was going to donate his beer for the rest of the season.

GO CHIEFS

I think he can delete posts which I cannot. Still 31 is my lawyer and I won the case.

:lol: :yahoo:

McLovin
09-30-2007, 02:46 PM
I may have to cry

sling58
09-30-2007, 02:48 PM
I may have to cry

Take your teddy bear.

:lol: :lol:

sling58
09-30-2007, 02:49 PM
no. He meant like this....Look at his last post.

NICE 31! I hired the right lawyer!!

:yahoo: