PGA Tour Must Face Golfer Singh's Suit Over Doping Claims

Law360, New York (August 30, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge on Wednesday refused the PGA Tour Inc.’s last-ditch bid to avoid Vijay Singh’s four-year-old lawsuit over his suspension for doping allegations that were later dropped, saying the professional golfer has raised significant issues of fact for a jury to decide.

The dispute centers on Singh’s temporary suspension for using the purportedly illicit deer antler spray as a performance-enhancing drug, though the suspension was later dropped after the World Anti-Doping Agency said the spray was not prohibited.

Singh’s suit has been whittled down to a single claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and...

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