Author Topic: Tiger Woods' company loses $1 million+ lawsuit  (Read 190 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 33,045
Tiger Woods' company loses $1 million+ lawsuit
« on: March 14, 2014, 09:44:43 AM »
Not sure just how relevant his alleged backache is to the story, but ESPN is particularly worshipful of him (kind of like MSNBC and Obama):
Quote
Jury: Tiger Woods' company liable
Updated: March 14, 2014, 2:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tiger Woods' struggles on the golf course extended to outside the ropes on Wednesday night when a jury found his company, ETW, had engaged in deceptive and unfair trade practices in a civil lawsuit at the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, according to a published report.

A day after Woods finished off a T-25 showing at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in obvious pain from a back injury, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer testified in the lawsuit for more than 45 minutes before a six-person, all-female jury, the Miami Herald reported.

Miami resident Bruce Matthews' business, Gotta Have It Golf Inc., believed Woods was in violation of a 2001 licensing agreement after the 14-time major winner allegedly did not provide a set amount of autographs and photographs, according to the newspaper.

On Wednesday, the jury awarded damages of $668,000, which will actually be closer to $1.3 million with interest, Eric Isicoff, one of Matthews' attorneys, told the Herald. Matthews' request to have more than $1 million in legal fees reimbursed by Woods still is pending.

The newspaper said Woods plans to appeal the ruling.

Despite his injury, Woods is planning on playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which starts March 20 in Orlando, Fla. His next expected start after that will be the year's first major, the Masters.
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 33,045
Re: Tiger Woods' company loses $1 million+ lawsuit
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 12:32:43 PM »
Golf Digest
"Frugal," in Tiger's case, means absolute cheapskate. As I recall, he hardly spent a dime on his extramarital flings except maybe for the hotel room.
Quote
Jury rules against Tiger Woods, orders him to pay $668,000
Thursday, March 13, 2014
By John Strege

Tiger Woods does not like to lose, whatever the endeavor, and if money is involved, given his frugal tendencies, it can only compound his indignation. So consider him angry today.


Woods and his company, ETW Corp., came out on the losing end of a lawsuit filed against it by Gotta Have It Golf, Inc., a Miami memorabilia concern.

An all-female jury of six awarded Gotta Have it Golf $668,000, the Miami Herald reported today, though interest could push the sum to $1.3 million. Bruce Mathews, the owner of Gotta Have it Golf, also is attempting to recoup $1 million in attorneys' fees. ETW Corp. is expected to appeal the decision.

Mathews claimed in the suit "that Woods breached a 2001 licensing agreement by not providing a specified number of autographs and photographs," the Herald wrote.

Woods, under subpoena, had testified in the case for more than 45 minutes in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court on Monday.

"This has been a long time coming," one of Mathews' attorneys, Eric Isicoff, told the Herald. "The behavior of ETW Corporation has been reprehensible and we are very pleased with the jury's verdict."

Meanwhile, there are several Woods' items, some of them signed, available for purchase at gottahaveitgolf.com, including the display shown above, priced at $2,340.

The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf