I hope to write more in the coming week about the legal issues in the Deflategate federal court case in the Southern District of New York. For the moment, however, I thought readers might be interested in reviewing the docket sheet and several key pleadings filed in the case so far. Some of them, particularly the docket sheet, are quite amusing. I was especially amused by an order the judge entered on July 30 (docket no. 11):
Based upon the record herein, the Court directs as follows: 1− While this litigation is ongoing, it is appropriate (and helpful) for all counsel and all parties in this case to tone down their rhetoric.
Here is a list of key pleadings:
UPDATE: 9/3/15 The judge issued his much anticipated ruling today; He vacated the arbitration award entirely, thereby revoking Tom Brady’s 4 game suspension. I hear folks are dancing in the streets in Boston.