Lawsuits of the Filthy Rich

The Daily News lawsuit reporting is feast or famine.

Yesterday was feast. Two lawsuits about very rich people and how their rich guy points of view lead to lawsuits. Here’s one, punnily headlined in the hard copy as “Screw View!,” that just possibly will really irritate you (especially after you learn that the rich guy in question, Richard Handler, had a January 2012 payday of $45.2 million) Wall Street banker fuming over proposed lower Manhattan rooftop hotspot that will block his penthouse view – NY Daily News.

While you may have not a lot of empathy over the divorce struggles of Frank McCourt—called “former Dodgers owner”—and his ex-wife, Jamie (who “won a $181 million settlement in her split from her husband in January 2012—but sued after her spouse turned around and sold the baseball team for $2.1 billion two months later”), if you put aside your trauma caused by reading the word “Dodgers,” you might find useful information about your own divorce proceedings in here. Frank McCourt’s ex-wife Jamie McCourt wins a key battle in long-standing divorce war over value of Los Angeles Dodgers  – NY Daily News.

Thanks to Daily News reporters Barbara Ross and Stephen Rex Brown.

Oh, and while we’re mentioning sports executives…

Stalk susp’s ma Yanks suit

She’s out!

Caroline Meanwell, the mother of the woman who allegedly stalked Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, has dropped her lawsuit against the baseball executive and his legal team.

There was no explanation for Meanwell’s abrupt ending to the litigation which she filed in January against Cashman, attorney Eric Dreitzman, a co-counsel and a psychiatrist.

“Uncharacteristically for me, I have no comment,” said her attorney, Peter Gleason.

In the suit, Meanwell had accused Cashman and his legal team of tricking her into calling 911 to get her daughter psychiatric help because they wanted to create the image that Louise Meanwell Neathway was mentally unstable.

Brian Cashman’s lawyer: Eric Dreizman

Caroline Meanwell’s lawyer: Peter Gleason.


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