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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Law Experts Label Knicks-Raptors Lawsuit As Unprecedented

A 136-130 tightly contested Knicks’ win over Toronto was a revenge battle as the Knicks organization wrapped in an ugly legal battle with the Canadian team. 

And though the Knicks won, the organization could see a loss in the court. 

The Toronto Raptors are tied up in the courts with the New York Knicks over an ongoing lawsuit between the two teams concerning the alleged theft of thousands of confidential Knicks’ files. 

The Raptors have accused the Knicks of dragging the lawsuit out and in an Oct. 16 filing, the Raptors called the Knicks’ lawsuit “baseless” and a “public relations stunt” as it’s expected that there won’t really be a clear winner once the case ends.

Robert Boland, a professor of sports law at Seton Hall University School of Law who also maintains a practice focused on sports labor and governance issues, told ESPN that he doesn’t see a settlement in this case while adding that, “I don’t know if the Knicks are going to win.”

Boland is just one of several legal experts who have called the lawsuits unprecedented and hard to predict. 

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