Category: SaveTheCrew

SaveTheCrew: A Quick Review of the Protective Order

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you’d like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: With the appeal of the May 8th Order in the Modell lawsuit behind us, things are moving forward towards trial. While the parties continue to explore ...

PSV/MLS File Reply to Motion to Dismiss

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you’d like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: After a lengthy delay, PSV/MLS have filed their reply to their Motion to Dismiss (MTD). The original motion was filed way back in April, with the plaintiffs' ...

Austin City Council Campaign Finance Disclosure Day

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Some of you may recall last month that I told you to "Save the Date" for July 15, 2018. That was the date that financial disclosures ...

SaveTheCrew: Judge’s Order Puts Parties Back on Track, but Not Much Else

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   Well, that was a bit less than I was hoping for. Judge Brown has issued his first Order since the case returned to him from ...

Judge Brown Grants PSV/MLS Modified Motion to File ‘Motion to Dismiss’ Reply by July 17

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   As I expected, the Court has granted PSV/MLS' modified motion to file their Motion to Dismiss reply by July 17, though unlike some of the ...

SaveTheCrew: Update on PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: Update: A status conference hearing has been scheduled for July 10th. Since we've been dealing with the PSV/MLS appeal of the Order from Judge Brown, as ...

Austin Save The Date: July 15, 2018

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron:   Most interested parties following either SaveTheCrew happenings in Columbus, or the negotiations between MLS/PSV and Austin, are focused on Thursday, June 28. That is when ...

Analysis: After Rejection from Ohio 10th, PSV/MLS Options Narrow

The ruling from the Ohio 10th Court of Appeals, which unanimously dismissed the interlocutory appeal by PSV/MLS was a stinging (though not stunning) blow to the defendants. The order from which the defendants were appealing was determined not to be a final appealable order and was thus dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Here, I will review the ...

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Ohio 10th Court of Appeals Dismisses PSV/MLS Appeal; Case Remanded to Lower Court to Continue Trial Track

The Ohio 10th handed PSV/MLS a major blow, dismissing the appeal outright before hearing substantive arguments, and remanding the case back to the lower court continue trial. The defendants will either have to comply with the lower court ruling (or risk consequences), appeal to the Supreme Court, or attempt some other radical strategy. I'll have ...

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PSV/MLS File Appeal Brief Contesting Lower-Court Order; But Will They Get to Argue it?

By way of a procedural quirk, we've had a number of briefings by both parties on the same case, arguing different things. When PSV/MLS gave notice of their intent to appeal the lower court Order, the City of Columbus and State of Ohio almost immediately filed a motion to dismiss on a number of procedural ...

Analysis: Plaintiffs File Reply to Motion to Dismiss Appeal; Stage Now Set for Court to Rule

Note: You can read my analysis of the Motion to Dismiss the appeal by the plaintiffs, and the response by PSV/MLS. The final chess piece has been deployed in the plaintiffs' motion to dismiss the Appeal. To briefly recap: The Order, which required PSV/MLS (and the plaintiffs for that matter) to comply with certain requirements, ...

Analysis: PSV/MLS File Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion to Dismiss Appeal

I know this can all get a bit confusing, so I'll try to keep things procedurally simple. Where we're at: The lower-court Order which (among other things) requires PSV/MLS to provide certain financial information to the Court (along with non-disclosure agreements), tolled the six-month waiting period for 90 days, and held off on ruling on the ...

Ohio Potpourri: A SaveTheCrew Procedural Update; Explanation for Delay in FC Cincinnati Expansion Announcement?

It's an all-Ohio update today. Let's start off with the procedural stuff. SaveTheCrew: I outlined this on Twitter, but for those who don't use that platform, I'll go over it here. We've got confirmation that the lower court record has been transmitted to the Appeals Court. That consists of any pleadings, orders, exhibits, transcripts and ...

SaveTheCrew: Plaintiffs File Motion to Dismiss PSV/MLS Appeal of Lower Court Order

As expected, the Plaintiffs in the Modell lawsuit have filed a motion to dismiss the Appeal filed by PSV/MLS, which contests the Order entered by Judge Brown. That Order required the defendants to potentially hand over certain financial documents, tolled the six-month waiting period and stayed a decision on the motion to dismiss the case (among other ...

SaveTheCrew: Plaintiffs’ Oppose PSV/MLS Motion to Delay Filing Reply to Motion to Dismiss

To mix my sports metaphors: We have a bit of hardball on the soccer pitch from the plaintiffs here. To briefly recap: The defendants filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit back on April 20, 2018. Victory by the defendants would (likely) mean the case is dismissed. The plaintiffs filed their response to the motion on on May ...

SaveTheCrew: PSV/MLS File Appeal of Ruling; Argue Court Wrongly Granted Toll of Six-Month Notice and Compliance with Process for Sale

I had a feeling this was coming. Nothing about the action of defendants has indicated they were going to play particularly nice. In this case, PSV/MLS have decided that the ruling (which I understand came as a shock to them, and left them very upset) is a bridge too far. We now have confirmation that ...

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SaveTheCrew: Rulings From Judge Provide Boost to Plaintiffs

Whoa. The court came back with rulings from the Status Conference held last week. And boy...I wasn't expecting this. I assumed we'd just get some scheduling orders with regard to when the motions would be argued. We got more than that. A lot more. Judge Jeffrey M. Brown has: 1) Granted, in-part, the Plaintiffs' motion ...

SaveTheCrew: Defendants Ask for Short Extension to Turn in Homework

A minor update here: The defendants in the Modell lawsuit have asked for a short extension to complete their briefs in the motion to dismiss, motion to compel discovery and motion to toll. These are all unopposed by the plaintiffs, so they'll be granted in short order by the judge. The deadlines will thus be ...

SaveTheCrew: Plaintiffs Return Fire in Response to PSV/MLS Motion to Dismiss

The pleadings continue to come at a quick pace, with the City of Columbus and State of Ohio filing their response to Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer motion to dismiss the lawsuit. As a brief recap, PSV and MLS cited a number of legal arguments to explain why this matter should be dismissed. ...

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PSV/MLS File Reply in Motion to Stay Discovery

Reply briefing is always a bit of a funny thing. It's typically a rehash of arguments made in your original motion. There is a good reason for that; reply briefing is required to be narrow in scope. You have to limit the reply to responding to what the other side wrote in their response. If ...

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