Tag Archives: Lawsuit

Nov
12
2015

The best and worst part about lawsuits is that in most cases the filings pertaining to the matter are made public record. So, it’s often not hard to find the sometimes juicy paperwork and court documents related to the case (which includes material that those involved may not want everyone perusing).

Well, as you may recall, Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour for exposing him to “public humiliation and ridicule” during the investigation and for failure to conduct a thorough job on researching deer antler spray use, which Singh admitted to taking in a story published on SI.com in 2013. He revealed he had taken deer antler spray, which apparently contains IGF-1, a banned substance on the PGA Tour and other major sports leagues as set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Feb
3
2015
Kevin Na's longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

Kevin Na’s longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

More than 80 professional golf caddies have filed a class-action federal lawsuit in Northern California against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs emblazoned with sponsored logos. The caddies allege that the Tour is earning $50 million a year from the sponsors while they receive nothing in return for serving as “human billboards.” 

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Dec
10
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Rory McIlroy

It was revealed in Commercial Court on Tuesday that Rory McIlroy “deliberately ‘wiped clean’ up to eight cell phones, which may have contained significant information relating to his ongoing legal battle with his former management company, Horizon Sports, according to the Irish Times. Apparently, McIlroy completed the “factory resetting” of the phones — which also included those of three other key parties in the case, such as his father, Gerry McIlroy.

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Nov
2
2014
Dustin Johnson sues

Dustin Johnson conned by his attorneys

Dustin Johnson filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia last week against the firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider, which formerly represented the golfer. Johnson is allegedly the victim of a theft and extortion scheme carried out by the firm’s former managing partner Nathan Hardwick, the firm’s current managing partner Mark Wittstadt, and Gerard (Rod) Wittstadt, who are the named defendants in the complaint.

The suit claims that Hardwick, who “played a particularly unique and significant role of trust and confidence, serving as one of Mr. Johnson’s primary advisors on all matters relating to his career as a professional golfer, as well as an officer in Mr. Johnson’s professional corporation,” and the Wittstadts used their positions to steal $3 million from him — while claiming they’d pay him back $4 million for his “investment.” Then, when the first two payments were missed in September and October and Johnson created a stir about getting paid, the defendants threatened to expose confidential information they learned in the course of representing and advising him.

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May
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Tim Clark

Tim Clark is thought to have led the anchorers against the ban on anchoring

Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson and seven other PGA Tour players have teamed up to take on golf’s governing bodies if the PGA Tour adopts the impending ban on anchored putters, which the USGA and R&A announced last week would be banned starting January 1, 2016. While several other major tours have come out to voice their support for golf’s governing bodies, the PGA Tour is waiting it out and if it decides to adopt — which it likely will — the rule, then nine Tour pros are ready to fight over the issue in court, according to SB Nation’s Emily Kay:

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May
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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John Daly has some words of wisdom for Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday. Daly tweeted, “VJ don’t do this horrible advice you got off take it from me not worth it #friendlyadvice.”

Daly would know. In 2007 the two-time major champion filed a lawsuit against a number of parties, including the PGA Tour. That didn’t end so well.

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May
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Singh sues

Singh admitted he used deer antler spray and it’s the Tour’s fault? 

As expected, TPC Sawgrass was buzzing with the news of Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday, the day before its flagship event, The Players Championship. It was a surprising turn of events since the Tour had cleared Singh of any wrongdoing last week, and the timing couldn’t have been any better — by better, I mean, worse.

Singh’s complaint purports the Tour’s action resulted in the Hall of Fame golfer to be “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.” (You can read the full complaint here.) He also claims the Tour acted unlawfully in the handling of the testing of the deer antler spray that Singh used. 

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May
8
2013
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Call my lawyer

Oh, this keeps getting better! A week after the PGA Tour let Vijay Singh off the hook for doping charges, the 50-year-old Hall of Fame golfer filed suit against the Tour for damage to his reputation for failure to do a thorough job on researching his deer antler spray use, according to USA Today.

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