In the long-running case between former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley and Madison Square Garden over his removal from a game in 2017 (see our prior posts here), Judge Sullivan (apparently still winding down some of his District Court cases) yesterday granted summary judgment to the defendants.

Judge Sullivan found that the video evidence made clear that no excessive force was used:
Continue Reading Judge Sullivan: Video Evidence Disproves Charles Oakley’s Case Over Ejection from Madison Square Garden

This week, the Second Circuit issued two orders reversing in part the district court’s decision dismissing claims brought by former Knicks player Charles Oakley, all stemming from a 2017 incident at Madison Square Garden where Oakley was forcibly removed from the stands during a Knicks game by the arena’s security (see our previous coverage here).

The Second Circuit concluded that the allegations of excessive force were best left for a jury to decide:
Continue Reading Second Circuit Allows Charles Oakley’s Assault and Battery Claims to Proceed, But Agrees Defamation Claims Should Be Dismissed