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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.


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Comments (3)

Andy S.:

"Why is Thomas getting off without paying a nickel?"

He didn't fire her; Dolan did. All Thomas was found guilty of was creating a hostile workplace environment.

Marianne Paskowski:

Dolan should have fired him!
Thanks for the post,

Marianne Paskowski:

Dolan should have fired him!
Thanks for the post,

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