Jury Rules Against MSG
October 2, 2007 12:41 PM
Today in a highly publicized court case the jury ruled against Cablevision owner Madison Square Garden and its chairman Jim Dolan saying MSG must pay $11.6 million in punitive damages to Anucha Browne Sanders.
Sanders, a former New York Knicks executive, was fired last year and she in turn sued MSG and Knicks coach Isiah Thomas $10 million for harassment. Today, while the jury found Thomas guilty of harassment, he’s not being slapped with punitive charges, instead Cablevision and Dolan are paying the tab, for now.
I don’t get it. If Thomas was guilty of misconduct as the jury ruled, why isn’t he being punished along with MSG?
Both Thomas and MSG will appeal the ruling.
Am I missing something here?
Why is Thomas getting off without paying a nickel?
But I do agree that if this conduct happened under Dolan’s watch, he, too, is responsible.
Weigh in with your ruling.