PGA Tour Can't Ax Bad Faith Claim In Singh Antler Spray Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A New York judge has refused to toss a claim by former No. 1-ranked professional golfer Vijay Singh that PGA Tour Inc. acted unreasonably when, without further consulting the World Anti-Doping Agency, the tour suspended him for using a purportedly illicit deer antler spray.

The PGA Tour had sought summary judgment on a claim that it breached an implied covenant of good faith when it suspended Singh after he admitted to using a spray derived from deer antlers that was believed to contain a banned performance-enhancing substance.

On Friday, New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten tossed some of Singh’s arguments...

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