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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Olney: Wilpon optimistic about suit

By Adam Rubin

Buster Olney reports ...

Within the Mets' organization, sources say, there is a growing confidence that the Madoff case is veering in favor of the Wilpons, and that if this continues, they will re-establish full control of ownership of the Mets. And there has been unhappiness with how David Einhorn, who has been negotiating to be a minority owner, has taken the spotlight without having a finished deal. If the Madoff case ends favorably for the Wilpons, it could be that Einhorn will be buried in minority ownership in the years to come.

A federal judge is due to rule Aug. 17 on the Wilpons' attorneys motion for a summary judgment ending the $1 billion-plus lawsuit.