2nd Circ. Reopens Ex-NY Knick's Assault Case Against MSG

Law360 (November 16, 2020, 6:47 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Monday revived former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley's assault and battery claims against the Madison Square Garden Co. over his controversial ejection from the arena during a 2017 game, allegedly ordered by Knicks owner James Dolan.

The Second Circuit dismissed most of Oakley's lawsuit, including defamation claims against Dolan himself over his and the team's subsequent claims the former Knicks forward is an alcoholic, but the court said questions remain as to whether MSG security guards used unreasonable force.

"I am appreciative of the appeals court as I now have a chance to show the world...

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