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    More BAD publicity....

    [url]http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/morris_plains_realty_company_s.html[/url]

    MORRIS PLAINS — A Morris Plains realty company headed by an African-American man is suing the New York Jets, claiming the team should have let him provide real estate services to the team’s administrative personnel, players, coaches and other employees.

    Destiny Realty, which lists Donnell T. Williams as its president and sole shareholder, made the allegations in a lawsuit made public today in Superior Court in Morristown.

    The company claims that the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a public entity involved in locating the Jets’ training facility in Florham Park, should be required to publicly advertise its real estate services for the team’s employees. Also, the suit alleges, the sports authority is required under state law to set aside 7 percent of its contracts for real estate services to minority-owned businesses.

    The suit also points out that the Florham Park property has a partial tax exemption.

    According to county tax records, the sports authority paid $20 million for the property in 2007 and the property in 2010 has a “net taxable value” of $7,688,900. The sports authority is not named as a defendant in the suit.

    The suit says Destiny Realty offered its services to the Jets, but the team did not respond.

    Referring to the high salaries paid to professional athletes, the suit claims the company “will suffer immediate and irreparable injury by being deprived the opportunity of providing real estate services to buyers who have the financial wherewithal to close title when most people are not buyers in an economy faced with a recession and a scarcity of buyers.”

    The suit seeks an injunction forcing the Jets to immediately advertise their real estate services for public bidding by minority real estate concerns. Destiny also seeks a judgment against the Jets for “damages of lost opportunities in the two years the Jets have been in Florham Park.”

    Officials in the Jets’ legal department did not immediately return a call seeking comment today. The Jets are scheduled to play the Baltimore Ravens tonight in their first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

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    there must be dozens of open cases against any major sports franchise.

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    This guy has about a 0% chance of winning this case.

    WTF, seriously. He's claiming racism to try to extort money from the Jets? :rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=southside;3729658]This guy has about a 0% chance of winning this case.

    WTF, seriously. He's claiming racism to try to extort money from the Jets? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    That's exactly what he's doing.

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    [QUOTE=Mathis81;3729649][url]http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/morris_plains_realty_company_s.html[/url]

    The company claims that the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a public entity involved in locating the Jets’ training facility in Florham Park, should be required to publicly advertise its real estate services for the team’s employees. [B]Also, the suit alleges, the sports authority is required under state law to set aside 7 percent of its contracts for real estate services to minority-owned businesses.[/B]
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    If this is the state law then it's the state law, but why the eff does this opportunist assume he'd be among the 7%? This country is waaaaaaaaay too frivolously litigious.

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    [QUOTE=southside;3729658]This guy has about a 0% chance of winning this case.

    WTF, seriously. He's claiming racism to try to extort money from the Jets? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Exactly, his company didnt receive a response from the Jets, so they must be tryin to keep him down.

    The list of companies in all types of services that do not get responses to cold calls from professional sports teams must be 1,000 miles long.

    Move on to the next prospect Donnell.

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    Maybe Jessie and Al will be protesting tonight and Obama will say the Jets acted stupidly for not giving this guy their business..:rolleyes:

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    Let me get this right, this guy is suing the Jets because they chose not to use his company's services? Am I missing what they actually did wrong?

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    [QUOTE=Jets Things;3729670]If this is the state law then it's the state law, but why the eff does this opportunist assume he'd be among the 7%? This country is waaaaaaaaay too frivolously litigious.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah....
    "Affirmative action".............:rolleyes:

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    That's a pretty skinny play; if this guy is a small 1 to 15 person Realty brokerage, then he has nothing to stand on. IDK if laws were broken; you cannot block minorities from housing, but selling housing is not an issue. Minority business practices seem to be "protected" by that 7% "inclusion" figure.

    Even if he goes to court, he never would get compensatory damages, unless he can prove he was excluded intentionally.

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    [QUOTE=Revi$_I$l@nd;3729665]That's exactly what he's doing.[/QUOTE].jesse jackson and his ilk have been doing it for years

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    Maybe he needs some sales training....

    Your name is Williams? You call yourself a salesmen you SOB?

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI[/url]

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    We just make him go away.

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    Nobody gives a **** :yes:

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    There is so much lol in this lawsuit, I honestly don't know where to start.

    So I'l just "lol" and move on to better threads. /shrug.

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    [QUOTE=Tennessee_Jet;3729758]Maybe he needs some sales training....

    Your name is Williams? You call yourself a salesmen you SOB?

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-AXTx4PcKI[/url][/QUOTE]

    HIT THE BRICKS PAL!

    Haha, that 7 minute scene is the only good thing about that movie. The other hour and 23+ minutes were pretty disappointing.

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    Talk about frivolous, this highlights whats screwed up about our system

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