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Friday, September 23, 2016

LA Rams Want Conn. Ticket Suit Sent To Mo. - Jason L. McCoy of the McCoy Law Firm

 LA Rams Want Conn. Ticket Suit Sent To Mo.

"Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The Los Angeles Rams asked a Connecticut federal judge to send a suit brought by real estate lender RCN Capital LLC to Missouri federal court on Wednesday, where it can be handled alongside a similar, pending class action over the team’s seat licenses.

In its Wednesday motion, the Rams asked the judge to transfer the case, which accuses the team of misleading and defrauding ticket buyers who had purchased personal seat licenses before the Rams decided to leave St. Louis, to the Eastern District of Missouri.

The team claims that the Personal Seat License agreement at the heart of the claims in this suit contains a covenant that requires the case to be handled in that state’s court system, according to a memorandum in support of the transfer motion.

“The clear and unambiguous forum selection clause appeared on the face of all PSL agreements that governed licenses to the stadium in St. Louis,” the memorandum said. “Plaintiff itself signed transfer forms acknowledging that RCN Capital was bound by all the terms and conditions of the PSL agreements.”

Currently, the Rams added, a proposed class of St. Louis Rams season ticket holders’ suit is pending in Missouri federal court, which means that it would be more efficient to consolidate the cases. Those season ticket holders seek reimbursement for time left on the now useless seat licenses.

A separate motion to dismiss was also filed on Wednesday. The motion, filed as an alternative to the transfer motion, argues that RCN’s failure to adhere to the forum selection clause in the agreement warrants dismissal of the suit.

Representatives for both parties did not immediately respond Wednesday to requests for comment.

The South Windsor, Connecticut-based real estate lender filed suit in the state’s court on July 28, accusing the Rams of failing to honor the seat license the company paid for, selling the tickets it reserved and now charging higher prices for tickets. That suit was removed to federal court in late August.

Before the team moved, it sold RCN Capital a “charter personal seat license” to expire in 2025 for $238,350, the complaint said. The license entitled it to buy tickets for preseason and season tickets for Rams home games.

But the Rams now refuse to sell season tickets to RCN and have failed to provide the real estate lender with any notice that its season tickets have been revoked, according to the complaint that accuses the team of bad faith breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations and statutory theft.

RCN Capital is represented by Jason L. McCoy of the McCoy Law Firm.

The Los Angeles Rams are represented by Diane Westwood Wilson of Dentons.

The case is RCN Capital LLC v. The Los Angeles Rams LLC et al., case number 2:16-cv-01481, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

--Additional reporting by Joyce Hanson. Editing by Emily Kokoll."

Real Estate Co. Hits NFL’s Rams With Ticket Sales Suit

 Real Estate Co. Hits NFL’s Rams With Ticket Sales Suit


"Law360, New York (September 1, 2016, 3:54 PM EDT) -- RCN Capital LLC, a private real estate lender, has filed suit accusing the Los Angeles Rams of failing to honor the seat license the company paid for, selling the tickets it reserved and now charging higher prices for tickets.

South Windsor, Connecticut-based RCN Capital, in a July 28 suit that appeared in the state court docket on Wednesday, charged that the National Football League and the Rams misled and defrauded ticket buyers who had previously purchased personal seat licenses before the Rams decided this year to move to Los Angeles from St. Louis.

Before the team moved, it sold RCN Capital a “charter personal seat license” to expire in 2025 for $238,350, the complaint said. The license entitled it to buy tickets for preseason and season tickets for Rams home games.

But the Rams now refuse to sell season tickets to RCN and have failed to provide the real estate lender with any notice that its season tickets have been revoked, according to the complaint that accuses the team of bad faith breach of contract and tortious interference with contractual relations and statutory thef.

“The defendant Rams and the defendant NFL ... has a pattern and practice of accepting payments for purchase of season tickets in the primary market, selling the purchased season tickets to multiple parties, overselling the seating in the primary market, then holding on to the purchasers’ money, as an interest-free loan, using the money for a period of time and not delivering the tickets to all parties who paid for tickets in the primary market,” RCN charged.

In 1994, the Rams moved from Los Angeles to St. Louis, and in 2016 the team returned to L.A. and its old stadium, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, which it hasn’t played in since 1979 and is in need of major repairs. Rather than renovate, however, Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build by 2019 a new $2.6 billion stadium on a different site that can accommodate a 300-acre complex with 80,000 seats.

Funding for the stadium is to come from charter personal seat licenses, Rams club memberships, NFL tickets and ticket options agreements, according to RCN Capital’s complaint.

Don Vaccaro,  founder of RCN Capital, told Law360 in an email that RCN had “no choice” but to file the action.

“The Rams’ treatment of the personal seat license holders is unconscionable and we believe violates both Federal and State laws,” Vaccaro said.

Representatives for the Los Angeles Rams did not immediately respond Thursday to requests for comment.

RCN Capital is represented by Jason L. McCoy of the McCoy Law Firm.

The Los Angeles Rams are represented by Diane Westwood Wilson of Dentons.

The case is RCN Capital LLC v. The Los Angeles Rams LLC et al., case number 2:16-cv-01481, in the Connecticut Superior Court, Tolland County, Connecticut.

--Editing by Patricia K. Cole"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Friday, June 5, 2015

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

School Bus Crash Injury Claims - Connecticut - A few Things to Know



A few Things to Know about School Bus Accident Claims

 Did you know that there is a higher standard of care for school bus companies?

Often people just do not know their rights and have no idea about what is to come. I want people to understand the situation. I am writing this because yesterday I read about a bus crash on 384 in Manchester.  

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Many people do not know that the public school buses are operated by private companies not operated by the public school system. Over the years I have represented victims and their parents against school bus companies and against their bus drivers. The biggest mistake made is not to hiring someone with expertise immediately after the incident.  Why? Because the video’s from the bus on the day of the incident needs to be secured and the evidence needs to be saved but the big student bus companies do everything possible to protect its big government contract as these companies first concern after a bus accident is the protection of its government contract and money not the victims and their families. I say the student bus company’s money because often it is self insured, which is permitted under the law, but little known.

These are big national student bus companies who often hire under trained drivers with little experience, who sometimes have bad safety records or bad driving records (among other things). The passengers are the reason these big student bus companies are paid so well. Many parents have no idea, until after the bus crash about how bad it is. My firm has handled claims for injuries suffered by children while riding school buses; people need to understand, that these type cases require immediate action to ensure that the bus company is not out trying to protect itself at the expense of the victim. Often these injuries manifest themselves differently with children than they do with adults. 
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Firms with experience like ours help these victims and protect the victim's rights. At the same time we work to expose the egregious manner of operation by these big student busing companies, which helps more than just the victim, it helps the potential victim

Connecticut Law
  
The law in Connecticut is on your side if a school bus crash does occur. But the carriers will first look to protect its bottom line. Here are some of the laws in Connecticut that are in place to protect  injured students and their families.  

The Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-557c established the Standard of care applicable to owners and operators of school buses:

“The standard of 384 westbound in Manchester Connecticut applicable to the owners and operators of any school bus, as defined in section 14-275, or of any motor vehicle registered as a service bus transporting children to and from school or school activities, private or public camps or any other activities concerning the transportation of groups of children shall be the same as the standard of care applicable to common carriers of passengers for hire.”

The Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-557 provides for a recovery for Injury to children being transported to school:

“In any action brought by any person for personal injuries received while being transported to or from school in a vehicle owned, leased or hired by, or operated under contract with, any town, school district or other municipality, it shall be no defense that such transportation is in the line of governmental duty or is mandated by the state. In any such action brought against any town, school district or other municipality, the defense of sovereign immunity shall not be available and it shall be no defense that the transportation was being provided by an independent contractor.”

The Conn. Gen. Stat. § 14-281c requires that a Report of serious accidents involving school buses or student transportation vehicles:

“In each serious accident involving a school bus or a student transportation vehicle as defined in section 14-212, the police officer who, in the regular course of duty, investigates such accident, shall immediately report such accident by telephone or otherwise to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. In the event of any accident in which an occupant of a school bus or student transportation vehicle is injured resulting in admission of such occupant to a hospital overnight, the police officer investigating the accident shall report such accident to the commissioner within twenty-four hours thereafter. For the purposes of this section, the term "serious accident" means any accident in which (1) any occupant of the school bus or student transportation vehicle is killed, or (2) a fire occurs in, or there is a roll-over of, the school bus or student transportation vehicle.”

In addition to the legal requirements of police investigation, parents of victims need to hire a law firm that will send out their own investigators, follow up on backgrounds, and gather witness statements. It is imperative that a letter is sent out putting the student bus carrier and the school on notice of the claim and demanding that the student bus carrier and the school preserve evidence such a video recordings and audio recordings and GPS tracking and operational reports.  Otherwise there may be a spoliation of evidence.  Also demand that any testing of the operator be preserved and made available to determine if drugs or alcohol was in play at the time of the student bus crash.  


My firm has handled injury claims involving children riding as passengers on school buses.  These claims require immediate action.  Injuries involving children manifest themselves differently than they do with adults. My firms has experience school bus crash cases and the victims. We work to expose the egregious manner of operation by these big student busing companies and compensate the victims.   

You may reach us at the Law offices of Jason L. McCoy, LLC 
(860) 872-7741.
 
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Aaron Hernandez Trial -- This is a pretty good site to watch trials.

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Aaron Hernandez Trial  here is the archive from the trial.  This is a pretty good site to follow trials.  

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Softball legal pitch - Journal Inquirer: Page One Lawsuit filed by Attorney Jason L. McCoy

Softball legal pitch - Journal Inquirer: Page One 


"VERNON — A  Glastonbury man has filed a lawsuit against the town in response to a  2012 incident during which someone from an opposing softball team threw a bat at him, causing permanent injury.




The man, Jeffrey Harrington of 377 Woodhaven Road, says the person who threw the baseball
bat at him had violated the town’s softball league rules on several
previous occasions and that the town was negligent and careless in neglecting to prevent the accident, the lawsuit states.



According to the filing, the incident occurred in July 2012 during a men’s softball league game at a town-owned field at 375 Hartford Turnpike.

The person who threw the bat was Somers residentJonathan Feigenbaum, who later was charged with second-degree assaultand first-degree reckless endangerment.

Harrington contends that during the gameFeigenbaum engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct and used profane language —behavior he had previously exhibited.


The Glastonbury man, who was catching during thegame, says Feigenbaum became upset with the outcome of a play, slammed a metal bat on the plate, and then flung it backwards. It struck Harrington in the throat, the filing states.


The Town was named in the lawsuit that was filed late lastmonth are the town clerk. Representing Harrington is former Vernon mayor Jason L. McCoy.



McCoy argues the town “knew or should have known” of Feigenbaum’s violations and did not eject, expel, or discipline theplayer before the incident during which Harrington was injured.


The bat “crushed” Harrington’s trachea — nearlycausing him to choke to death — and also resulted in scaring anddisfigurement, the filing states.


Among other reasons, McCoy states that thenegligence was caused by the town failing to provide adequate supervision, failing to enforce its own rules, failing to provide“wholesome recreational activities for individuals,” and failing topromote good sportsmanship. He also states that town staff failed to eject, expel, or suspend Feigenbaum following previous incidents.



As a result of the incident, Harrington hassevere injuries, some of which may be permanent.   Harrington “has endured and will continue to endure great mental and physical pain and suffering and may forever be restricted in activities of daily living,”  the filing states.

Because of the injuries to his neck, throat, and voice box, Harrington has had to spend “large sums of money” for medical and surgical treatment, medicine, therapy, and other items, according to the claim.



Harrington also has lost time and wages since his “earning capacity has been greatly diminished, impaired, and reduced,” McCoy says.He’s seeking money in excess of $15,000 to cover lost and future expenses.


According to the town’s rules and regulationsgoverning the Vernon men’s softball league for 2012, “unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated” and any player engaging in poor behavior will be suspended or expelled from the league. It further states that “any act of aggression with intent to physically harm another person” will result in suspension or expulsion.


Online court records show that Feigenbaum was sentenced by a Vernon Superior Court judge to six months in jailsuspended after 18 months of probation stemming from an August 2013
incident during which he was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol."