Patrick Reed’s $750 million libel lawsuit, which was originally filed Aug. 28. 16 in Texas and eventually filed again in Florida the following month, was fired.
The lawsuit alleged conspiracy, defamation, abusive lying and tortious interference and that the defenders acted “in concert as joint tortfeasors”. The defendants included Golf week and its parent company, Eamon Lynch, a Golf week columnist, Golf Channel and his employees Brandel Chamblee, Damon Hack and Shane Bacon.
Larry Klayman, Reed’s attorney, said earlier: “The mission of the PGA Tour and its ‘partner’, the NBC Golf Channel, is to destroy one of the LIV Golf Tour’s top players, his family, and his family. all LIV Golf players, to advance their agenda and alleged collaborative efforts to destroy the new LIV Golf Tour As alleged in the Complaint, these calculated malicious attacks created hatred, aided and abetted a hostile work environment , and caused substantial financial and emotional damage to Mr. Reed and his family.”
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U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan dismissed the case Friday, according to court records. In its order to dismiss, Corrigan states, “Reed’s complaint does not fit neatly into any of the four types of shotgun pleadings; however, it fails to advise defendants of the grounds on which each claim is based. because Reed alleges 120 factual allegations and then proceeds to incorporate the 120 allegations into each count….Reed attempts to allege various libel and civil conspiracy violations against each defendant; causes of action that require allegations very different facts.
Reed’s attorneys will have until December. 16 to file an amended complaint together with the judge’s orders.
Earlier this month, Klayman filed a new $250 million lawsuit against a number of other prominent golf media members and organizations, including author Shane Ryan, Hachette, the New York Post and Fox Sports. , as well as Associated Press golf writer Doug Ferguson and the organization. who he works for.
Klayman announced on Monday the filing of a second amended class action lawsuit in the 15th Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, which alleges an antitrust conspiracy to restrict trade and harm golf fans in the state of Florida, as well as to “eliminate LIV Golf in its early stages”.