15 Oct 2003 Legal Briefs #32: Perhaps the Court Should Have Ordered the Team to Win
A Cincinnati-area politician has just lost a lawsuit in which he contended that the Cincinnati Bengals should pay $200 million because the football team has a lousy record.
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune said the team received taxpayer support for a new stadium some years back, saying the funding was needed to make the team competitive.
The team has a lousy record, he argues, so the money should be forfeited.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Charles J. Kubicki threw the case out.
-“Judge Tosses Out Frivolous Suit,” Sports Business News, September 15, 2003, at http://www.sportsbusinessnews.com/index.asp?story_id=29472