Judge dismisses Zuffa’s First Amendment claim in New York lawsuit

October 2, 2013

According to the New York Post, Judge Kimba Wood has dismissed Zuffa’s claim that the New York law banning MMA violates the First Amendment.  Judge Wood did leave Zuffa’s claim that the New York law could be unconstitutionally vague.

MMA Payout will have more on this later today.

11 Responses to “Judge dismisses Zuffa’s First Amendment claim in New York lawsuit”

  1. Machiel Van on October 2nd, 2013 1:25 PM

    This seems to be leaving out a portion of the story:

    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/10/2/4795476/court-says-ufc-lawsuit-against-new-york-state-can-proceed

    “Judge Wood did leave Zuffa’s claim that the New York law could be unconstitutionally vague.”

    What does “leave” mean in this sentence? Typo?

  2. BrainSmasher on October 2nd, 2013 2:05 PM

    That that claim wouldn’t be dismissed?

  3. Jason Cruz on October 2nd, 2013 2:05 PM

    @MV

    All of Zuffa’s claims have been dismissed except for its Vagueness claim. So the Judge granted New York’s motion to dismiss the complaint except for the one remaining claim. So, the Court left this for the parties to litigate.

  4. Jason Cruz on October 2nd, 2013 2:06 PM

    @BS

    Yes, you are correct. After reading the 44 page opinion, it looks like Zuffa is down to just one claim left in its lawsuit. So, more than the First Amendment claim went down yesterday.

  5. Saldathief on October 2nd, 2013 3:21 PM

    Zuffa doesn’t get it, old school Jewish Boxing money controls the courts in NY state. Good luck! Why even bother they will do one show and get reamed beyond belief with Union expenses and regulations. Walk away from NY its not worth it.

  6. Machiel Van on October 2nd, 2013 3:22 PM

    Thanks for clarifying, Jason. I found it all a bit confusing.

  7. aintitthetruth on October 2nd, 2013 6:35 PM

    If history has taught us anything when in doubt; blame the jews.

  8. Jason Cruz on October 2nd, 2013 7:31 PM

    @MV No problem.

  9. Erik Magraken on October 3rd, 2013 11:46 AM

    Jason, can you post a copy of the judgement?

  10. aintitthetruth on October 3rd, 2013 2:15 PM

    To hell with zuffa. i hope their debt swallows them. not being able to get into the most important american city will help this along. A bunch of cooks and dishwashers bringing the mighty white to his knees. how sad.

  11. Jason Cruz on October 4th, 2013 4:13 PM

    @Erik We will. In the meantime watch Inside MMA tonight on AXS TV.

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