Ruling gives Mets a win

January, 17, 2012
1/17/12
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The Mets win! The Mets win! At least for now.

The judge in the Mets/Madoff victims trial ruled in favor of the Mets on Tuesday, which means at the moment, the Mets owners will only be able to lose $386M at trial. However, this could change, because Irving H. Picard could still appeal the amount again after the trial.

What the decision also means is that the trial is now expected to begin March 19th.

Originally, Picard sought around $1 billion. For now, he can't go after that much. However, he can appeal to a different court once the March 19th trial concludes. So, right now, it is a victory for the Mets, but it will likely be appealed.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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