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The Rangers hearing is back to July 9th

Jun 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

Remember yesterday how I said that it probably wasn’t that big a deal that the mediation and hearing in the Rangers’ case got moved to July 16th and July 22nd, respectively? Well, apparently Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan thought it was a big deal, because they filed a motion late yesterday asking that they be held earlier so as not to screw with the Rangers making moves before the trade deadline.

Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal just reported that the judge granted their motion. The mediation is now July 6th and the hearing is back to July 9th.

The lawyers in this case are fantastic, by the way. In eleven years of practice I think i was party to about 144,229 motions to delay things and, like, six motions to speed things up.  While I still don’t think the two weeks here makes a ton of difference for the reasons stated yesterday, viva judicial efficiency all the same. Nice to see it!

  1. Buccofan - Jun 25, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Justice delayed is justice denied. I wish judges would tell the lawyers, “You get one continuance and that’s it. After that, you go with what you’ve got or your client gets another lawyer.” Sometimes (often) I think that lawyers file for continuances just to run up the bill or hide laziness.
    In this case, kudos to Greenberg et al (and their lawyers) and to the judge.

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