Pounceys settle civil action for “nominal amount”

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Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey were due to stand trial this week in connection with a lawsuit arising from a brawl at the 2014 edition of their joint birthday party. They can now throw themselves a party to celebrate the resolution of the case.

Their attorney, Jeff Ostrow, tells PFT that the case has been settled.

“We are extremely pleased with the resolution,” Ostrow said. “This was a nuisance case that we would have won at trial.  The Pounceys resolved the case for a nominal amount, which is a small fraction of what the Plaintiffs would have asked for at trial, and far less than what they would have paid my firm to try the case.”

The specific amount was not disclosed, but based on Ostrow’s description it doesn’t sound like something that the lawyers for the firm representing the plaintiffs will be using in a TV commercial. If it was truly nominal amount, it means that the plaintiffs and/or their lawyers feared taking the time to try the case and ultimately getting nothing.

No criminal charges were filed in the aftermath of the incident, which included allegations from Ricquan James and Niya Pickett that the Pounceys  and their security team beat them and subjected them to homophobic slurs.

30 responses to “Pounceys settle civil action for “nominal amount”

  1. Pouncey Brothers will have to wait for BB to get off the witness stand in that Hernandez trial.

  2. Great news for the Pouncey brothers, now they can focus solely on supporting and cheering Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming criminal case.

    CryBabyNation, is that the best you got. The case was about extorting what they could get without a trial. They blinked for Chump change…..end of story.

  3. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Mar 7, 2017 10:41 AM
    Great news for the Pouncey brothers, now they can focus solely on supporting and cheering Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming criminal case.

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    You mean Murder trial…..

  4. there are no patriot fans who support Hernandez no matter what you haters believe.
    he was convicted in the first trial by a Massachusetts jury, and he will be convicted again by a Massachusetts jury.

    its a little different up here, we convict murderers, we don’t erect statues.

  5. I’m not as tough as patriot fans but I’d did the same thing. Guy at a party acting like an idiot, you tell him to stop and he doesn’t so you make him stop. Something tells me with the crew they run around with the guys lucky he didn’t go missing.

  6. Funny how the narrative changes depending on who ones rooting interest is. Tom Brady is framed for something he didn’t do, and he reached a point where he decided to just drop the fight, and that was seen as evidence of guilt. The pouncey brothers are being extorted for a fight that they didn’t start, so they decide to give up the fight, and to no ones surprise the “evidence of guilt” standard isn’t applied. Wild. It’s almost shocking. Almost. Hahahahaha

  7. Most likely, another lying lawyer acting like he won. And attacking the plaintiff at the same time. Just another good reason to hate lawyers.

  8. Who does the Pouncey’s lawyer think he’s fooling? Defendants in civil suits, regardless of the cause of action, settle for two reasons: 1) to limit the liability of a jury award; 2) to limit the the negative exposure to their clients that on the record testimony brings. That is how that business is done. Anyone who tells you otherwise, doesn’t know what they are talking about.

  9. @lscottman3 says:
    Mar 7, 2017 11:42 AM

    there are no patriot fans who support Hernandez no matter what you haters believe.
    he was convicted in the first trial by a Massachusetts jury, and he will be convicted again by a Massachusetts jury.

    its a little different up here, we convict murderers, we don’t erect statues.
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    Enjoy your weather while you are up there.

  10. It’s just math, idiot trolls. They paid less money now than they’d have had to pay their own lawyers in going to trial, even if they win quickly and easily. That’s it. So shut up and quit encouraging gold digging jerks.

    The Hernandez thing is almost as stupid. At the very beginning of Hernandez’ issues, they showed support for a former college teammate and fellow NFL player. When things began to look obvious, they never did so again and that was that. Trolling about it doesn’t make you clever it makes you tedious. No Patriots or Pounceys or anyone else should think Hernandez is anything other than guilty as sin by now.

    Glad this is out of the way. I hate gold digging jerks. I’m ready for a great off-season and can’t wait for the draft. Can we start next season yet?!

    Go Steelers!

  11. The Pouncey brothers showed support for a guy on trial for murder simply because they knew the guy. That was really stupid just by itself.

  12. It’s worth noting that the longer you wait to settle a lawsuit the more you end up paying. If it was a meaningless suit it would have went away quickly and quietly.

  13. A nominal amount to 2 multimillionaire athletes hiring a top firm could be upwards of 100,000 . This lawyers statements are not indicative at all.

  14. LOL. I swear, with some of these guys … the breeding gene pool made them good athletes, but otherwise, as dumb and stupid as a box of rocks.

  15. “Most likely, another lying lawyer acting like he won”.

    Where did the Pouceys’ attorney say or act like he had won? What he did say was that the case was settled for a nominal amount and, more importantly, less than the cost of fees for a trial. This happens every day all across America. If the Plaintiffs had thought that they had a high percentage chance of receiving more at trial they would not have settled. It’s that simple.

  16. “It’s worth noting that the longer you wait to settle a lawsuit the more you end up paying”.

    This is patently false. Cases settle at various times, depending on courts, attorneys, and mediators schedules. Cases sit inactive for months, sometimes years. When trial dates are looming or mediations occur cases settle, for no more or less amont than they would have when the cases were filed.

  17. I just imagine they paid a crap load of money to the plaintiffs but made them sign a gag order so that the Pouncey family attorney could bat cleanup. I’m a Dolphins fan, but Mike is legitimately stupid.

  18. “1) to limit the liability of a jury award; 2) to limit the the negative exposure to their clients that on the record testimony brings. That is how that business is done. Anyone who tells you otherwise, doesn’t know what they are talking about.”
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    Forgot 3,

    It’s cheaper. Usually it’s a combination of 2 & 3 and it’s why many suits don’t ever go to trial. The expenses add up quickly.

  19. 26predator says:
    Mar 7, 2017 1:19 PM

    Some of these comments are head scratchers.
    #trollingainteasy

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    More understandable when you realize that one Dolphin fan is using multiple user names to post:

    RandyinRoxbury
    beachsidejames
    jchipwood

  20. jchipwood says:
    Mar 7, 2017 11:51 AM
    I’m not as tough as patriot fans
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    Amen. Never thought I would ever agree with anything the chipster ever posted but I guess there really is a first for everything

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