By: Rich Bergeron Zuffa, LLC filed suit on November 15th against the State of New York, citing the unconstitutional nature of the state’s ban on professional mixed martial arts. A host of other plaintiffs who have varying interests in competing in and/or profiting from MMA-related business are also parties to the suit. Though there is […]

UFC Parent Company & Star Fighters Sue New York State

By: Rich Bergeron The UFC’s parent company ZUFFA, LLC filed a formal lawsuit against New York State Tuesday, November 15th, 2011. The complaint below outlines the complicated history of the state’s ban on professional MMA and explains why the sport should be protected by the First Amendment. Though it spans 123 pages, the filing is […]

The Usual Suspects PART THREE: Xyience is The Enron of MMA

CRUCIAL CASE DOCUMENTS ARE ENCLOSED IN THIS ARTICLE “The longer this thing goes on (in bankruptcy court), the more the attorneys are going to get paid,” Bullard said. By: Rich Bergeron   [mpinpage] Earlier this year, on March first to be exact, Fertitta Enterprises Attorney Gregory Garman earned a court hearing on over 100 pages […]

Xyience Bankruptcy Hearing Yields No Decision On Sanctions For Now: Lorenzo Fertitta Suit May Be In Pipeline

By: Rich Bergeron An adversary case filed in Nevada bankruptcy court by the trustee’s counsel for Xyience against Fertitta Enterprises, Zyen, and Zyen’s General Manager William Bullard is suddenly getting very interesting. A contentious hearing Friday, October 30th in the case addressed a sanctions request for discovery violations. The hearing gave way to suggestions from Trustee’s […]

Attorneys at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP in boxers’ corners fighting injustices

NEW YORK (March 8, 2011) – Professional boxers need a real fighter in their corner such as attorneys Keith Sullivan and James Galleshaw, whose passions for the sweet science finds them leading a crusade to aid active and past participants, as well as organizations and groups associated with the sport. The New York based attorneys […]

Putting the Xyience Story To Bed & Waiting For The Ultimate Judgment Day

By: Rich Bergeron [mpinpage] It is so hard to even imagine the day when the Xyience sage will really be over for me. Back when all this began I had a feeling it might be the kind of story that could define my career someday. It’s been nearly two-and-a-half years since the lawsuit paperwork reached […]

Station Casinos Collapse Backing UFC-owning Fertitta Brothers into a Corner

By: Rich Bergeron When it rains, it pours for the Fertitta family. Last Friday the patriarch Frank Fertitta, Jr. died while undergoing treatment for heart disease in a California hospital. The death comes at the tail end of a long and painful campaign of pending bankruptcy that finally ended in the Chapter 11 proceedings that […]

THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Global Cash Access Holdings, Kirk Sanford, Kathryn Lever, Karim Maskatiya, Omer Sattar, Fertitta Enterprises All Collude in Xyience Bankruptcy Efforts

From Left to right: Omer Sattar, Kirk Sanford, Adam Frank, Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta BY: Rich Bergeron   [mpinpage] Even after a sale of the company’s assets free and clear of liens, new evidence is emerging tying together all the parties that made the ongoing bankruptcy of Xyience possible in a fraudulent scheme reeking […]

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