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Brett settles lawsuit

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, May 25, 2013.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/e...favre-reaches-settlement-in-racy-text-dispute


    Question-

    If innocent and have enough money, why would someone settle out of court?

    That is a very serious question...Personally I would fight like hell to make sure the people can't "legally" rob me
     
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  2. mradtke66

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    Because sometimes math. You have two options: A) Spend a lot of time on lawyers, time worrying about the outcome, and god knows what all coming out in court while under oath. B) Less money, quicker, and some assurance that nothing comes out.

    It's often cheaper to settle. It's quicker. And think about every last skeleton in your closet. Those details could come out if they aren't directly related to the case.

    Finally, in a civil case, the barrier of at-fault is lower than guilty in a criminal trial. Preponderance of evidence is all that is required. You can think of it as "51% likely," which is far, far lower than "beyond reasonable doubt."
     
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  3. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    I don't think they made enough to retire that's for sure. They did not have a very strong case. Since neither one of them received text messages themselves. All they did was lose their jobs along with the third one that did get the messages. It's a stretch. Cheaper to settle than pay your attorney to fight it.
     
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  4. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You and Raptor answered my question..

    I figured it had to do with cheaper to settle than pay to fight..

    But that begs the next question...Why not fight so those idiots do not win?
     
  5. JBlood

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    Maybe he was guilty as charged.
     
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  6. PackFanNChiTown

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    There I fixed it for ya.
     
  7. longtimefan

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    I typed out the exact phrase word for word to someone, and he right away assumed I was saying Brett was guilty..

    Funny how people perceive the same exact question..
     
  8. Raptorman

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    Well if you pay, it hits the press for what, two maybe three days and goes away. Say $50 thousand each. Two weeks from now most people will not even think about it. You fight. It becomes a protracted legal battle, in the news every other day for weeks. Cost's you $150 k in attorney fees and you still might lose. I think it is the lesser of two evils approach.
     
  9. Darth Garfunkel

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    Sad but true. A lawyer can tie up the litigation for so long it would cost a small fortune to fight.
     
  10. PackFanNChiTown

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    When you're guilty as charged sometimes it's easier to just settle instead of prolonging the inevitable. :p
     
  11. FrankRizzo

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    Because he A) wasn't innocent and B) those text messages are CLEAR evidence. Can't argue with them unless he wants to claim he was hacked into and someone else sent them....
     
  12. Raptorman

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    The thing is, none of the text messages went to the two people who filed the lawsuit. I think they would have had a hard time connecting Brett's text's to another person with them losing their jobs. Guilty of sending text's to one person, more than likely. Those texts having a bearing on two other people losing their jobs, which were contract in nature, that's a stretch. And really, you are a masseuse in New York, you can't find work? I don't buy it.


    Edit: Apparently one of them did get texts from Brett.
     
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  13. PackFanNChiTown

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    The women had a legit sexual harassment lawsuit against an old pervert who liked sending young women pictures of his d**k. It's not a stretch of the imagination to conclude if he sends pics of "Favre Jr" to one woman he would send them to other attractive women.

    The man is an embarrassment to the uniform but his followers usually wind up finding a way to blame the women instead of the Messiah.
     
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  14. okcpackerfan

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    Did you not answer your own question? It's a lot cheaper to settle. Sometimes people do a cost-benefit analysis and realize it's just cheaper and less stressful to do it this way. This goes hand in hand with not fighting to make sure "idiots" don't win...sometimes it's just not worth it and you can't spend your money fighting everyone.

    Eminem put it best - "it's getting expensive being on the other side of the courtroom on the defensive" ;)
     
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    You misspelled "Brent".
     
  16. El Guapo

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    Another part of this is that there is movement from the Packers organization to bring Favre back into the mix, retire his jersey, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if they told Brett that none of this would happen until all of his legal entanglements were closed. It's going to be enough of a poopstorm for Mark Murphy and TT to navigate without having a sexual harassment lawsuit complicating matters
     
  17. longtimefan

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    So if I sued you for 5000$ for slander..You wouldnt defend your self, but give me 4000?
     
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  18. PackFanNChiTown

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    They're going to have enough trouble trying to keep down the boos from the crowd.
     
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  19. PackerFlatLander

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    New member here, glad to be here. So, my first question is ... how strict are the rules around here, with regards to what we can and can't say about Favre?
     
  20. PackFanNChiTown

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    I think there's a TOS section for the board itself, in regard to Favre you're free to speak your mind.
     
  21. longtimefan

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    With in the rules, all is fair game

    Not unlike another forum that devotes it's time to Brett fans
     
  22. Kitten

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    A lot of times people will settle out of court in order to avoid a public meeting in open court. It is not an automatic assumption that the party is guilty, it just means they didn't want the case to go to court or trial because they wanted to avoid the publicity such a trial would cause. I honestly think it's a smart move for Brett to make, it's sensible. Given what's already occurred the last thing he would need is a public trial. I'm not saying that's what would of happened in this particular instance, I'm just saying it is one of many reasons why high profile individuals would settle out of court.
     
  23. Raptorman

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    I would counter sue you for suing me for say $5,025 then you can pay me $25 and we can go have a beer together. :)
     
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  24. HardRightEdge

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    Does anybody think Favre can see his way clear to apologize for not showing for work on time several years running, not preparing adequately, and throwing too many key interceptions because he overvalued himself in clutch time?
     
  25. Raptorman

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    Don't hold your breath.
     

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