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Manny Pacquiao, promoters peppered with lawsuits

 

Class-action lawsuits continue to pile up for Manny Pacquiao and his promoters for failing to disclose his injury before consumers purchased tickets and pay-per-view telecasts for his fight against Floyd Mayweather.

 

The first lawsuit was filed in Nevada on Tuesday, but others were filed later in the day, including two in Calfornia, and one each in Texas and Illinois.

 

One of the California lawsuits was filed on behalf of Paul Mahoney, who paid $99.95 for the pay-per-view telecast. It claims that Pacquiao's failure to disclose his shoulder injury turned the Fight of the Century into the "Sleight Of The Century."

 

"Pacquiao's injury unquestionably materially, significantly and negatively affected the quality of the product," the suit reads.

 

The lawsuit filed in Illinois on behalf of four of the state's residents not only names Pacquiao, his manager Michael Koncz and his promotional company Top Rank, but also names Floyd Mayweather, Mayweather Productions, fight producers HBO and Showtime and pay-per-view providers AT&T, Comcast and DirecTV.

 

"Our state has a law that prohibits concealing or misrepresenting material information with consumers and, within the context of boxing, Manny Pacquiao's shoulder injury is a material fact," said Bob Duncan, one of the lawyers for the Illinois plaintiffs. "Had our clients known that the underdog had a shoulder injury, they wouldn't have thought that this fight was worth watching."

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*sigh*

 

Lawyers... can't live with 'em; can't do without 'em.

 

Yes but they have a good case in this instance....

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If they have a good case I have a case against the NFL for making me sit through 3 hours of commercials to watch a Super Bowl that was rigged.

 

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