Going Stag: Third Circuit Will Not Require New York Giants to Pay Memorabilia Dealer’s Attorneys’ Fees

On October 6, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed that the New York Giants do not have to pay for federal court attorneys’ fees incurred by a memorabilia dealer.  The dealer, Eric Inselberg, had argued that the Giants should pay the fees incurred while he attempted to remand his lawsuit back to New Jersey state court because the team’s approach to his claims was “objectively unreasonable.” Originally, the Giants had removed the civil case to federal court, but in November 2014, U.S. District Judge William Martini…
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NJ Judge Sustains Fraud Claims Against Eli Manning in Memorabilia Case

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Judge James DeLuca sustained racketeering and fraud claims against NFL quarterback Eli Manning and New York Giants’ equipment manager Joseph Skiba in relation to the 2014 action brought by Eric Inselberg, alleging that Manning and the New York Giants were distributing fake sports memorabilia. While Judge DeLuca sustained the racketeering and fraud claims, he dismissed several other claims alleged by Inselberg. Eric Inselberg, a memorabilia dealer, brought suit in January of 2014, accusing the New York Giants of engaging in…
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