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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: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Oh great another clown wasting taxpayer money. Throw this guy in a mental ward. He should have known David Samson does not even have the authority to sell or auction the team off. He probably don't even have an auctioning license.



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

he was obvs joking. this guy is gonna waste his money going to court. idiot !



Since: Feb 15, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:03 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

the name change was part of the deal with the city of miami to help finance the new stadium not for this idiot



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Now it makes sense why they bothered to change the name from Florida Marlins to Miami Marlins.  That guy bought the FLORIDA Marlins, not the MIAMI Marlins.  Sneaky move by Loria.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:41 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

I hope the Judge fines this dude 10M for tying up the courts time and charges his lawyers with contempt of court, a 1 million dollar fine and 90 days in Jail for filing such a non-sense suit. 



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:35 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Bring in Judge Judy and this case would be over in at least 30 minutes (including commercials...)



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

    Mid 70's to early 80's Astros was a bad one...looked like they spilled mustard and ketchup on themselves.   Add the Canucks from the late 70's- early 80's and the Bullets from 71-72 and 72-73 season to that list. 



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

As settlement, they should let him redesign the team logo, cuz that thing is downright rancid.  70's Astros or Padres, anyone?






Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:19 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

Wasn't there a similar lawsuit back in the day with Pepsi points where a kid actually saved enough to get the Harrier Jet they advertised for 1,000,000 pts? I can't believe this lawsuit got this far. ridiculous!



Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:16 pm
 

Miami Marlins being inexplicably sued

give this guy a  left over T SHIRT that say Florida Marlins on it Kiss


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