Judge: Yankees Have Given Enough
The Yankees won a decisive battle in their on-going legal war with Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky. When we last met our two favorite litigants, the Yankees and Brodsky had failed to settle a dispute over what information would satisfy the requirements of a subpoena issued by Brodsky, seeking documents pertaining to the financing of the construction of Yankee Stadium. Last week State Supreme Court Justice John C. Egan Jr. ruled that the Yankees had "made a good-faith effort to comply with the subpoena, culling through and producing a great deal of documents for inspection by the Corporations Committee,” which Brodsky chairs.
From the New York Times:
INFO ON WHETHER OR NOT BRODSKY IS PLANNING TO APPEAL THE RULING, COMING SOON.
Egan called it “unreasonable” for the Yankees to go through more than 2,000 boxes of documents and more than one million e-mails to comply with the “overly broad” subpoena.“Subpoenas should not be used as fishing expeditions,” he wrote. He added that the more appropriate target of Brodsky’s investigation into public financing of stadiums for privately-owned businesses like the Yankees should be the city and not the team.
via Yankees Don't Need to Give More Documents on Stadium Financing
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There's some sort of green moss growing all over the upper deck of the still-not-demolished old Yankee Stadium. Just a terrible sight to behold.
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