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Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:56 am
By Matt Snyder

Hey everybody, it's frivolous lawsuit time!

Apparently, back in February of 2008, there was some sort of awards banquet with an auction in Miami. Marlins president David Samson -- who doesn't own the team, mind you -- said the first item up for bid was the Marlins and he'd sell them for $10 million, seemingly as a joke. And a man said he'd bid the $10 million, which was surely seen by everyone in attendance as furthering the joke.

Instead, Omeranz and Landsma Corporation in Florida is now suing the Marlins, believing it bought the Marlins for $10 million and that the Marlins have breached contract. Seriously, here's the court filing PDF, via

Too many things annoy me about this. First of all, I understand it takes time to file lawsuits, but it's quite the coincidence that the lawsuit is filed now that the Marlins have their new home, a shiny new payroll -- with new free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle -- a high-profile manager (Ozzie Guillen) and some solid young up-and-comers (Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison, etc.). Why wasn't this filed in 2010? It took more than two years to put together this case, when a nine-figure profit hangs in the balance (if the plaintiffs win the Marlins)?

It seems rather obvious the main intent is to get the Marlins to pay a lump sum settlement to make this go away as quickly as possible. Here's hoping Jeffrey Loria (the Marlins actual owner) refuses to do so and the court just throws this thing out. Not to get all preachy, but we don't need to start suing companies over jokes, especially when the person making the joke doesn't have the right to sell.


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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:35 am

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

People are stupid I wish the Marlins could sue him back.

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:20 am

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

It's exactly this kind of junk lawsuit that is killing business in this country. So now the Marlins will have to retain an attorney to deal with this in some shape or form. Any crackpot can hire an attorney and claim anything against anyone and that poor unfortunate being sued has to ante up legally to fend off the lawsuit. It's killings the medical communutiy and making it more profitable to locate businesses overseas to escape this madness.

Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 11:20 am

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

This is the kind of stupid crap that people are always trying to pull in Miami. It is such a crooked town. What a freaking joke. Any judge should see this for exactly what it is and throw it out immediately.  Omeranz and Landsma Corporation should also be boycotted as scumbags.

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