Jose Offerman Ordered to Pay $940,000 to Catcher John Nathans for On-Field Assault with Bat

Matt Beech (L), Jose Offerman (M), Johnathan Nathan (R)  Photo credit: Christian AbrahamNathans v. Offerman, 3:09-cv-00256-WWE, 922 F.Supp.2d 271, (D. Conn., 2013)What happened?Jose Offerman was an infielder who played for 15 years in the Major Leagues, last playing for the Mets in 2005.  At his peak, Offerman signed a free agent deal with the Red Sox... Continue Reading →

New York Court Declines to Label Wiffle Ball Bat a Lethal Weapon (1962)

Vintage Wooden Wiffle Ball Bat - Photo Credit: Schuh v. Hickis, 37 Misc.2d 477, 236 N.Y.S.2d 214 (N.Y.Sup., 1962) What Happened? Sandra Tasyn (14) was visiting relatives in New Hyde Park, New York on June 1, 1958. She and her cousin went to the defendant Hickis’ home, about a block away from her cousin’s... Continue Reading →

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