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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 Sportinlaw.com.

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.

Hat-tip: Sun-Sentinel.com

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Comments

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:50 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Someone bought swampland from Eric PONCH Estrada at 3am, on shroooms.



Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

what a joke, who gives a crap if its legal or not.  thats whats wrong with this country idiots like this looking for a free handout.  you dumbass get to work and support yourself.



Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Just so you aren't confused, that was in response to NEPTUNE's comments



Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

HE DIDNT OWN THE TEAM!!!!!

Want to buy the Cubs I will sell them to you right now for $1000? How bout the Yankees they will be $5000?



Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

You are everything that is wrong with the world today. I actually signed up for this site just to inform you how stupid your comment is. Really, are YOU the class act who filed this lawsuit? GET A LIFE



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:20 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Funny thing, I have a buddy who serves beers at Patriot games and a few years ago he sold me the Patriots for 20 bucks, I'm suing Mr. Kraft



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Sorry actually under legal auction like what the Marlins were doing then this guy is right if they said the first item up for bid is the Marlins opening bid at 10 Million and this person siad I bid said price and if no one else nids then it's a done deall. I have been to many auction large and small and that is the very first rule you are taught don't say item for bid unless it actaully is in this case Mr. Samson migh thave broken local/state and federal ;aws when it come to Auction.

This migh tturn into one big nightmare for MLB



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:49 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

I agree that this lawsuit is frivolous. This guy suing will not get a cent in damages, and the suit will be thrown out. It's so sad that there are people like this, trying to make a buck this way, and get their moment of fame. It's also sad that lawyers exist willing to file such a joke. I do hope the suit filers have to pay court costs anyway, for filing this charade.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

lol. Somehow the Dolphins get cracked on when this isn't about them. haha. Thats when you know your team is bad that they get pulled in other sports news for a local team down the street.



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Loria and his cronies are a bunch of skumbags.  All they care about are dollar bills.  I wish the Marlins were not my home town team.  Best thing about Sampson is his call-ins to the LeBatard show to discuss Movies.  Probably knows more about movies than baseball.


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