Lawsuit versus New York Giants amended, expanded

Lawsuit versus New York Giants amended, expanded

Photograph of a fake Eli Manning Super Bowl XLII helmet on display in the Sports Museum of America in 2008, before being moved to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hackensack, NJ, January 16, 2015 – An amended complaint in the racketeering lawsuit against members and associates of the New York Giants football team was filed Friday afternoon.

The original lawsuit, Inselberg v. New York Football Giants, Inc., et al., was filed in Bergen County on January 29, 2014. After languishing in a jurisdictional dispute in federal court for eight months, the case finally returned to the New Jersey court in November. The defendants filed motions to dismiss thereafter, complaining primarily that the complaint lacked sufficient detail regarding the allegations. Accordingly, the amended complaint includes significantly more detail and supporting evidence for the allegations.

The amendments also add new parties to the case. Two other Giants fans who bought fake Eli Manning memorabilia have joined as additional plaintiffs, and three additional defendants have been added, including sports memorabilia dealer, Steiner Sports, and the Giants’ PR director, Pat Hanlon.

A copy of the amended complaint (with exhibits) is below: