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GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Secures Victory for Undefeated World Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather

By Press release submission | Nov 27, 2019


Greenberg Traurig recently issued the following announcement on Nov. 22.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully represented undefeated World Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his company, Mayweather Promotions, in a dispute involving Mayweather’s 2015 boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, dubbed The Fight of the Century.

A Ninth Circuit panel held that Pacquiao’s failure to disclose a shoulder injury in the lead up to the match did not cause legal injury to the plaintiffs, who included viewers that bought tickets to watch the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and paid $89.95 to watch at home via pay-per-view.

“We are pleased with the successful outcome for our client Floyd Mayweather in this precedent-setting case,” said Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Mark Tratos, who served as lead counsel.

Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen pointed out this was the first Ninth Circuit decision to tackle “the rights of a spectator disappointed by a sporting event,” adding “Pacquiao’s shoulder condition did not prevent him from going the full twelve rounds.” She wrote, “Plaintiffs therefore essentially got what they paid for—a full-length regulation fight between these two boxing legends.”

In addition to Tratos, Greenberg Traurig’s multi-office and interdisciplinary team included Shareholder Ruth Bahe-Jachna (Chicago), Shareholder Donald L. Prunty (Las Vegas), Associate Bethany Rabe (Las Vegas), Shareholder Dana L. Hooper (Phoenix), Shareholder Timothy C. Bass (Northern Virginia & Washington, D.C.), Shareholder Toby S. Soli (New York and Westchester County), Shareholder Louis Smith (New Jersey and New York), Associate Alana C. Srour (Los Angeles), Associate Lucia L. Marker-Moore (Chicago), Associate Brian D. Straw (Chicago), Associate David S. Repking (Chicago), and paralegals Cynthia Ney, Maria Scavo and Caren Drapeau.

Original source can be found here.

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