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Cowboys get partial victory in Super Bowl tickets case


In the pending lawsuit regarding the Super Bowl ticket fiasco, the Cowboys demanded nearly $200,000 from the plaintiffs for efforts undertaken to produce documents and other information relating to the lawsuit.

On Wednesday, a judge awarded the Cowboys roughly 12 percent of that amount.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Tolliver ordered the plaintiffs to pay $25,025.  Rejecting the effort to recover nearly $200,000, Judge Tolliver pointed to the “conservative estimate” of $75,075 that the Cowboys made prior to the undertaking of the efforts to comply with the production requests.

Judge Tolliver opted to give the Cowboys one third of the estimated amount.  And while the Cowboys could paint that as a win, the reimbursement pales in comparison to what they wanted.

“This is a win for the Plaintiffs,” lawyer Michael Avenatti said in a statement released to PFT.  And then came the zinger.

“Hopefully,” Avenatti said, “[owner] Jerry [Jones] will take the $25,000 and hire a G.M. so the Cowboys have a shot at playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 20 years.”

Of course, $25,000 won’t go a long way toward hiring a competent G.M.  But that would be $25,000 more than the Cowboys currently are paying.

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14 Responses to “Cowboys get partial victory in Super Bowl tickets case”
  1. trbowman says: Oct 23, 2013 9:09 PM

    Lawyers are the worst and their job sucks. There’s a reason they’re all alcoholics.

  2. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:10 PM

    good for jj and cowgirls cause that’s as close they will ever get to another SB. HTTR FOR LIFE.!!!!!!!!

  3. vottorific says: Oct 23, 2013 9:14 PM

    Now that is a zinger! Hey, maybe Jerry can hire Mike Brown as a GM. Oh Mike already pays himself for that job on his own team.

  4. csilojohnson says: Oct 23, 2013 9:15 PM

    200k to produce documents?
    I always have to include a check with any documents i produce..

  5. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 23, 2013 9:15 PM

    In these legal matters, you ask for more than you think you will get in anticipation that the judge will likely award a percentage. I imagine that the Cowboys organization was happy to get anything at all.

    The fact that Avenatti fired a “zinger”, like a kid who didn’t get his way, is an indication that he isn’t happy with the judge’s decision at all.

    “Old Billy was right: let’s kill all the lawyers – kill ’em tonight” -Eagles song, Get over it

    References a line from Shakespeare-
    “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 23, 2013 9:31 PM

    I’ll do it for $25k. I live for this sort of thing, and I am the best NFL GM Jerry is ever going to find, so I think it’s a no-brainer.

  7. dsimp724 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:39 PM

    Who died?

  8. rcali says: Oct 23, 2013 9:49 PM

    Extra seats for greed and ego. Hope it was worth it Jerra!

  9. bluebongzilla says: Oct 23, 2013 9:50 PM

    LOL @ the smarmy lawyer saying that costing his clients $25K to a dismissed defendant is a victory. Jerry can probably find that in his couch cushions. On the other hand, since the suit was denied class action status, that leaves the 6 original plaintiffs to come up with $4,166.67 each to give to Jerry. And the bloodsucking lawyer cries VICTORY! bwaha

    By the way, the judge also said that the Cowboys are “practically the flagship football club of Defendant NFL”.

  10. abninf says: Oct 23, 2013 9:56 PM

    The lawyer sounds like a kid slow to mature just out of law school.

  11. bluebongzilla says: Oct 23, 2013 10:09 PM

    I would like to remind the gentleman from the Redskins contingency that the Cowboys have won three (3) Super Bowls since the last time the Redskins sniffed one.

  12. kd75 says: Oct 24, 2013 1:46 AM

    But I bought a ticket for the Super Bowl for $2500, got a round trip flight for $1500 and stayed at the Anatole for $500 a night…And I get $200 back?

  13. bluebongzilla says: Oct 24, 2013 9:51 AM

    Could have gotten $2,400 and a ticket to the next Super Bowl back.

  14. FlashPatterson says: Oct 24, 2013 10:04 AM

    They should’ve just taken what they were offered two years ago. can’t beat expensive lawyers

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