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Brian Giles wins the lawsuit in which there were nothing but losers

Apr 15, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

Brian Giles

We mentioned the ugly civil suit between Brian Giles and his ex-girlfriend the other day. The one in which the girlfriend sought millions in a breach of contract claim from Giles, claiming that he promised to take care of her financially following their breakup. There were also competing claims of domestic violence, fraud and all manner of other nastiness.  Well, it’s over now and Brian Giles has won.

The jurors interviewed after the verdict was read said that some of them believed that there was a contract there but that it was so vague that they were unable to ascertain any damages. They also said that the domestic violence claims “cancelled each other out” and that it was a matter of “mutual combat.”  That’s not the sort of thing you hear everyday when it comes to domestic violence, but let’s remember that this was not a criminal trial, so the jury wasn’t approaching this as a criminal matter.

So, good for Giles, I guess. I mean, I suppose all of this ugliness being aired out is worth not having to pay millions.  But really, it’s not like anyone in their right mind would call this a “major triumph” or anything.

Say — has anyone seen Lester?

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Apr 15, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Brian wins b/c he’s not Marcus.

  2. macjacmccoy - Apr 15, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    I like that they used the term mutual combat. Women need to be held just as accountable as men in domestic violence cases. I dont think a guy should ever hit a girl back no matter what but that doesnt mean they should get away with more legally speaking.

  3. metalhead65 - Apr 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    good for him that he doesn’t have to give her the money he worked hard for.just because she slept with him should not mean he has to take care of her forever when he is tired of it and wants to move on. if she wanted a contract she shouild have gotten one as in getting married. as for the domestic violence no he should not put his hands on her but if she is being physical then he has the right to defend himself. maybe the next time she shacks up with a rich guy she will save some his money instead of spending it all in case it once again does not work out.

  4. jwbiii - Apr 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Munson: “That was a big win for Cheri Olivera!”

    Btw, Ms. Olivera is now engaged to Chuck Knoblauch. Hope it works out better for them.

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