When a federal judge from the Southern District of New York sided with Tom Brady in the Deflategate case in September, the legal odds seemed to be in favor of New England’s star quarterback.
Only 7.5 percent of the 1,667 civil cases that came out of the court were overturned on appeal between Aug. 1, 2013, and July 31, 2014, the Globe has reported.
The September court ruling that had gone in Brady’s favor was made by Judge Richard Berman, and the NFL’s appeal of that ruling moved the case to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York.
Berman himself has only had his decisions reversed or vacated by the Second Circuit about 8 percent of the time, according to an analysis published in Sports Illustrated by Michael McCann, head of the sports law program at the University of New Hampshire.
But Marc D. Greenbaum, a labor and employment professor from Suffolk University, said that when trying to predict the outcome of an individual case, such statistics are irrelevant.
“Yeah, there’s patterns,” he said. “But each case is different. I don’t believe in numbers when it comes to this.”
“I wasn’t surprised that Berman was overturned,” added Greenbaum, who described himself as a long-time Patriots fan. “I always thought his decision was vulnerable, and unfortunately I was right.”
The historic beer hall and one of the city’s oldest restaurants is up for sale, its owner said.Continue reading »
The research also provides new evidence that any hit to the head, even if it doesn’t cause a concussion, can lead to the degenerative brain disease.Continue reading »
Now more than ever, the show at Harvard, where men play men and men in drag play women, seems like a relic.Continue reading »
The pre-Columbian empire relied on knotted strings to encode information, a system so complex that scholars are still struggling to decipher it.Continue reading »
In some areas along the river, it was almost otherworldly.Continue reading »
A federal judge in Boston likened a group of Indonesian Christians facing possible deportation by the Trump administration to Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis.Continue reading »
Officials in Lawrence released the video hoping the public might have information on the two men seen in it.Continue reading »
A gay couple had ordered wedding programs from Lexington-based Vistaprint but instead received documents that left them feeling threatened.Continue reading »
The story that this former pilot has to tell is literally out of this world.Continue reading »