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Eli Manning Fraud Case: Lawyers Feud in Court Filings

Eli Manning Fraud Case: Lawyers Feud in Court Filings

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:08 AM

The Eli Manning memorabilia fraud lawsuit heated up in court filings this week as lawyers for the New York Giants went head-to-head with lawyers representing the collectors suing the team as well as its quarterback and several others for allegedly participating in memorabilia fraud, ESPN reported.

The plaintiffs, three Giants collectors alleging that the Giants and its equipment director manufactured and sold fake memorabilia, produced transcripts of their depositions as well as testimony from expert witnesses on Monday.

Among those testifying was John Robinson of Resolution Photo-Matching, who claimed that Manning had likely not even worn four of the five helmets sold as official pieces worn during game-time, citing photographic evidence showing a mismatch between the items sold and those allegedly worn by the quarterback.

"After over a year of discovery, and hiring their own expert, the Giants still haven't shown that Eli Manning gave a single real helmet to Steiner Sports," Brian C. Brook of Clinton Brook and Peed, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told ESPN.

Attorneys representing the Giants dismissed the claims in a rebuttal filed to court on Tuesday, noting that the plaintiffs were unable to produce evidence to prove that the team had sold any fake memorabilia since 2011.

"Plaintiffs have put forward no evidence supporting the proposition that engaging in memorabilia fraud is the kind of task that any Giants employee was ever employed or otherwise authorized to perform," the attorneys argued in the filing, per ESPN.

The collectors are hoping the case will proceed to trial while the Giants are aiming to avoid trial by convincing a New Jersey Superior Court judge to issue a summary judgement, the New York Daily News noted.

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Lawyers for the New York Giants and collectors suing the team, quarterback Eli Manning and others for memorabilia fraud made their cases in court filings this week.
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