Seattle Impact's Dion Earl's Judgement

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  1. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It'll be Dion Earl doing the paying up.

    The suit wasn't settled.

    Earl never showed up and a default judgment was entered. There's a lien now on property he owns.

    The MASL isn't paying.

    The PASL isn't paying.

    Kevin Milliken isn't paying.

    This suit didn't bring down the league, as some feared it would. Those who feared the collective system and insisted it had to be a franchise system because of precisely this scenario....well, how'd that work out?
     
  2. Scott717257

    Scott717257 Member

    Nov 28, 2013
    Club:
    --other--
    So because they got lucky it's cool to keep flying by the seat of your pants? Come on now Ken... you're smarter than this, I think.
     
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  3. NSL2004

    NSL2004 Member+

    Jul 23, 2002
    Ed Hale is paying, right?

    #stillnotafranchise
     
  4. the shelts

    the shelts Member+

    Jun 30, 2005
    Providence RI
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    While Skipper is far better versed in all things legal than I....................This is not a good strategy if you ever get sued. Avoiding the problem only works with your wife. Not a court.
     
  5. SteveCo

    SteveCo Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The former dancers for the Impact may have a pyrrich victory. Any monies gained from the sale of this property will pay the lawyers' cut first. The plaintiffs may see little award money in the end but they successfully stood up for respectful treatment of workers. Hopefully the MASL now has standards for expansion team owners that go beyond the 'expansion fee' check clearing the bank.
     
  6. Anubis

    Anubis Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Correct. People can sue (and often do) for completely fabricated and ludicrous things, just to see if the other person doesn't show up. If you don't show up it doesn't matter if the opposing party has absolutely no evidence what-so-ever or even if the allegations are impossible... in most civil lawsuits you auto lose if you don't show up.
     
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  7. skipper60601

    skipper60601 Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Club:
    Hibernian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No they don't. People usually default when sued because they don't have the money to pay a lawyer which means they don't have the money to pay a judgment either.
     
  8. skipper60601

    skipper60601 Member

    Aug 12, 2005
    Club:
    Hibernian FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The plaintiffs themselves will probably get a majority of any assets recivered from Dion Earl. In a case like this, lawyers are typically paid a contingency fee, which is usually 33-40% of the amount actually recovered.
     
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  9. cardshopmd

    cardshopmd Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most of the time they will file bankruptcy and never pay out a dime.
     
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  10. the shelts

    the shelts Member+

    Jun 30, 2005
    Providence RI
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    If you are facing bankruptcy pull as much money as you can out of accounts. Tell any and all that you were a drug addict or alcoholic or gambler. The money is gone, you need to build a stash to shore things upeople. You tell nobody about this. Nobody.

    Do NOT run up credit cards (any more than normal), the is fraud.

    Max out 401k contributions and IRS contributions. They are protected.

    If you own a car that is more than 5000 sell it or gift it to a family member.

    .
     
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  11. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. SteveCo

    SteveCo Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is shameful that any sports league would have approved someone like Mr. Earl to own a team or have any involvement in a professional league. Hopefully the MASL won't repeat such a mistake in the future. It seems like the league is taking the vetting of potential owners much more seriously than before. I feel much more confident in the current leadership of the MASL than I did a few years ago.
     
  13. cardshopmd

    cardshopmd Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well he was just charged again Now he is being held without bail
    https://www.azcentral.com/media/cinematic/video/107498870/dion-earl-initial-appearance/
     
  14. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, no,that’s the video from the same story from two weeks ago, genius.
     
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  15. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At no point did I imply this, genius.

    My only point was that what people said would happen didn't happen.

    The MASL was a mess at the time and is only slightly less so now. But the plaintiffs got a judgment against Earl, not the league or its leadership. Lewis's rudimentary comprehension of how the law works rivals his rudimentary comprehension of nearly everything else.
     

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