James Dolan wins suit against ex-Knicks star Charles Oakley | ABC 14 News
James Dolan at last acquired a earn.
A civil lawsuit introduced by former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley from Madison Square Yard and team owner James Dolan was dismissed by a Manhattan federal choose Wednesday, a court docket filing displays.
Oakley sued Dolan and MSG for defamation, assault, phony imprisonment and other similar charges back in Sept. 2017 more than an incident from that February the place Oakley was thrown out of MSG and arrested just after tussling with security guards.
He claimed in his match he was being unfairly targeted for creating jabs at Dolan, who was also in attendance, though staff from the Backyard garden claimed Oakley was drunk and belligerent.
On Wednesday, Decide Richard Sullivan sided with Dolan and MSG, indicating Oakley unsuccessful to make a plausible lawful argument to assist his claims and purchased the fit to be dismissed.
"From its inception, this situation has experienced the really feel of a community relations marketing campaign, with the parties seemingly additional interested in the court of general public opinion than the merits of their legal arguments. That is probably understandable, offered the personal and community nature of the dispute," Sullivan wrote.
"But although basketball supporters in typical, and Knicks fans in unique, are no cost to kind their possess thoughts about who was in the suitable and no matter whether Oakley's ejection was determined by something more than the whims of the groups proprietor, the simple fact remains that Oakley has failed to allege a plausible lawful claim that can meet federal pleading criteria."
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