Judge signs off on Mets settlement

Updated: May 31, 2012, 10:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A federal judge Thursday approved the settlement of a lawsuit brought by a trustee for Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's victims against the owners of the New York Mets.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan approved the deal after asking at a settlement hearing whether anyone objected and getting no response. He noted there were no written complaints filed after the deal was announced in March just before jury selection for a civil trial was to begin. He said the ...

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