Citing difficulties in administering state-by-state medical monitoring that players are seeking, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled against the players in a 46-page order issued Friday. Her decision prevents the players from separating their claims into two classes — one of living former NHL players and one made up of retired players, both living and dead, diagnosed with a brain trauma. Nelson’s decision also prevents thousands more former players from joining the lawsuit.
Gutierrez’s lawyer, Lawrence Pearson, said his client was “very pleased that the Court has formally adopted the recommendation and granted judgment against Mr. Freidman and his company. In the #MeToo era, the message is clear: no one, not even the so-called ‘Taxi King,’ is above the law when it comes to workplace sexual harassment.”
Instead, the Dodgers, Phillies and Brewers emerged as favorites. Philadelphia and Milwaukee may still have an “outside chance,” according to Heyman, who added a deal should be done this week. The Diamondbacks are reportedly also “active” in the Machado sweepstakes.
At first, the man it pains us to say is our President refused to answer the question. He attacked Democrats for losing the election and dissembled, weaving together bits of conspiracy theories, blaming a Deep State that does not exist for supposedly concocting an attack. Then he got down to brass tacks: He believes Putin.
Trump said he was going into the meeting with “very low expectations” but that it wouldn’t hurt. “I think it’s a good thing to meet,” he said. “Having meetings with Russia, China, North Korea, I believe in it. Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out.”