Charles Oakley files appeal after James Dolan lawsuit dismissed
It looks like James Dolan is going to have to keep waiting if he wants to reconcile with Charles Oakley.
Oakley has appealed after his lawsuit against Dolan and Madison Square Garden was thrown out.
NEW: Charles Oakley has appealed the dismissal of his federal court defamation and assault and battery lawsuit against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden. He filed his notice of appeal to the Second Circuit just one day after his case was dismissed.#NoJusticeNoPeace pic.twitter.com/WvlADPnAB9
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) February 22, 2020
Oakley alleged assault and battery and defamation in his lawsuit, which stems from a bizarre incident at MSG in February 2017. The suit was initially tossed for failing to meet the standards required of a federal suit. Oakley is clearly undeterred and is keeping the process going, even though it’s hard to see him having better luck in appeals court.
Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, had voiced his hope for reconciliation after the initial lawsuit was dismissed. If there was any doubt from Oakley’s side before, that definitely won’t be happening.