Knicks Fan Drops Lawsuit Against Madison Square Garden

Larry Hutcher, a long-time Knicks season ticket holder and partner at law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, has decided to drop his lawsuit against Madison Square Garden (MSG). The lawsuit was centered around MSG's policy to ban attorneys involved in claims against the venue. Hutcher, who admitted that MSG had the right to enforce its policy, filed an affirmation with a New York appellate court retracting his previous claims. He acknowledged that he and his colleagues were aware of MSG's policy and that lawyers involved in litigation against the company could be refused entry. The ban on Hutcher was lifted just before the start of the new Knicks season, allowing him to attend games at MSG again. Hutcher stated that it was not worth continuing the legal battle and expressed his excitement to be able to enjoy the Knicks games once more. MSG officials also seemed to have moved on from the dispute. Hutcher's firm had been representing clients who were litigating against the arena, leading to the ban. The firm's legal battle against MSG was resolved in April, with the case being dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court. Hutcher's filing coincided with the resolution of the case. Throughout the year, Hutcher had not been completely banned from MSG venues, as his firm won a partial victory in December 2022, allowing its lawyers to attend all MSG venues except for sporting events. However, this exception did not apply to Hutcher when it came to watching his beloved Knicks.

Larry Hutcher Drops Lawsuit Against Madison Square Garden

Learn why Larry Hutcher, a diehard Knicks fan and partner at law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, has decided to drop his lawsuit against Madison Square Garden (MSG).

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After nearly 50 years as a Knicks season ticket holder, Larry Hutcher has made the decision to drop his lawsuit against Madison Square Garden (MSG). Hutcher, who is also a partner at law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, admitted that MSG had the right to enforce its policy of banning attorneys involved in claims against the venue.

In September, Hutcher filed an affirmation with a New York appellate court, retracting his previous claims that the ban on lawyers violated a civil rights law. He acknowledged that he and his colleagues were aware of MSG's policy stating that lawyers involved in litigation against the company could be refused entry.

The ban on Hutcher was lifted just before the start of the new Knicks season, allowing him to attend games at MSG again. Hutcher stated that it was not worth continuing the legal battle and expressed his excitement to be able to enjoy the Knicks games once more.

MSG officials also seemed to have moved on from the dispute. Hutcher's firm had been representing clients who were litigating against the arena, leading to the ban. The firm's legal battle against MSG was resolved in April, with the case being dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court. Hutcher's filing coincided with the resolution of the case.

Throughout the year, Hutcher had not been completely banned from MSG venues, as his firm won a partial victory in December 2022, allowing its lawyers to attend all MSG venues except for sporting events. However, this exception did not apply to Hutcher when it came to watching his beloved Knicks.

Background of the Lawsuit

The lawsuit between Larry Hutcher and Madison Square Garden (MSG) centered around MSG's policy to ban attorneys involved in claims against the venue. Hutcher, a long-time Knicks season ticket holder and partner at law firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, had been representing clients who were litigating against the arena.

As a result, MSG implemented a policy stating that lawyers involved in litigation against the company could be refused entry to their events. Hutcher and his colleagues were aware of this policy, but Hutcher decided to challenge it, claiming that it violated a civil rights law.

The legal battle between Hutcher's firm and MSG was resolved in April, with the case being dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court. Hutcher's decision to drop his personal lawsuit coincided with the resolution of the case.

Resolution and Lifted Ban

Following the resolution of the legal battle between Larry Hutcher's firm and Madison Square Garden (MSG), the ban on Hutcher attending games at MSG was lifted. This occurred just before the start of the new Knicks season, allowing Hutcher to once again enjoy watching his beloved team in person.

Hutcher expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating that he believed it was not worth continuing the legal battle. He is thrilled to be able to attend Knicks games again and support his team from the stands.

MSG officials also seemed to have moved on from the dispute, as Hutcher's firm had been representing clients who were litigating against the arena. With the case being dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court, it appears that both parties have put the disagreement behind them.

Partial Victory and Exceptions

Although Larry Hutcher and his firm faced a ban on attending MSG events, they did achieve a partial victory in December 2022. This victory allowed the firm's lawyers to attend all MSG venues except for sporting events.

However, this exception did not apply to Hutcher when it came to watching his beloved Knicks. Despite the partial victory, Hutcher was still unable to attend Knicks games due to the ban on lawyers involved in litigation against MSG.

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