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BSF Wins Complete Dismissal of $43 Million Lawsuit Against New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner


U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan granted BSF’s motion to dismiss, with prejudice, a lawsuit against firm client George Steinbrenner brought by Robert Gutkowski, former president of Madison Square Garden Corporation.  Gutkowski’s suit alleged that Mr. Steinbrenner breached a purported oral agreement relating to Gutkowski’s future role in the YES Network, the primary broadcaster of New York Yankees baseball games.

The AmLaw Litigation Daily quoted BSF partner Chris Duffy on the decision:  “The issue of whether Gutkowski's claims had any merit just wasn't a close question. Judge Sullivan's opinion makes it clear, and that's why this case lasted five months from start to finish."

Please follow the below links for media coverage of this win.

Daily News, January 28, 2010
Ex-MSG president Robert Gutkowski strikes out with YES lawsuit against George Steinbrenner

Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2010
Another Yankee Win

New York Times, January 28, 2010
Judge Rejects Former Garden Executive’s Lawsuit Over YES Network

Law360, January 28, 2010
Ex-MSG Prez Loses Bid For $23M Piece Of YES Network

Associated Press, January 27, 2010
Ex-MSG boss strikes out in Steinbrenner lawsuit

Reuters, January 27, 2010
US Judge dismisses lawsuit against NY Yankees owner

Am Law Litigation Daily, January 27, 2010
Former Madison Square Garden President Gets a Big NO in YES Network Contract Dispute with Yankess Owner Steinbrenner

Related Lawyers: Christopher E. Duffy, Jonathan D. Schiller,

Related Practice: Sports Law