Jim Irsay's Trial Postponed MLB Unveils Players For Japan Series DGS, GK Rolling Out Liukin Products Camera Helmet Gaining Traction 49ers Re-Sodding Levi's Stadium Leiweke Plans To Leave MLSE In June '15 NASCAR Assigns Phelps, O'Donnell To Top Posts In N.C. Cavs, Indians Get Public Funds Approved Longtime NFL Ref Avoided Redskins Games Classified Advertisements
Upcoming Conferences and Events
Federal Judge Orders Goodell Deposed In Ticketholders Case
Published July 11, 2013
The plaintiffs have tried for most of the year to get Goodell for a deposition, and had been originally turned down by the judge until her order yesterday. But the judge’s order could be somewhat bittersweet. It comes one day after Lynn denied class certification, meaning any case would have to go forward with just the named plaintiffs. Lack of class certification would make the case much less worthwhile for the plaintiff firms to proceed with, said John Goldman, a sports attorney with Herrick Feinstein.
Michael Avenatti, the lead counsel for the ticketholders, replied he “absolutely” plans to continue with the case. Lynn ruled Goodell’s deposition will occur no later than Aug. 5.