TRUE PINOY wrote:
There was no physical injury. The lawsuit is purely to make money out of it. The apology should have been sufficient enough. The Nevada Commission should use their common sense and fair decision or otherwise, Pacquiao will not fight in Las Vegas anymore. The casinos and hotels will be the one losing the business. What I heard from my brother in Vegas, the working hours of his friends working in the casinos had been shortened because there are no customers. Las Vegas need more people and tourists to generate millions of dollars in their industry and Pacquiao's fight is one the main attractions that people would like to see.
Come on it is just a push, everybody is in a hurry to get to the ring to rescue. He the camera guy had no business on the top of the ring and he is asking for $250,000.00? Was he injured or bruised I think not. It's a simple defense for Boboy. Manny needs immediate attention it is his job as an assistant coach to go on top of the ring for assistance. Don't be afraid Boboy defend yourself don't just accept it's your fault. You have the right to push him when his not doing anything to assist Manny.
That is the start of negotiations. But I think it will be chewed down to 20k dollars and everybody goes home for Xmas!
Injury is more than physical in such an incident. Emotional, psychological, neurological and other factors that could linger for a lifetime such as being humiliated in front of a world audience are going to be figured in and evaluated. We have a jury system here in the U.S. If they allow this to go to trial, it would be up to the jury to determine the extent of damages and the corresponding monetary award including punitive (i.e. punishment) damages in addition to the other damages, physical and whatnot. It's usually the punitive damages that is significant amount wise. Considering the nature of the assault (unprovoked and very brazen for the world to see), I'm not at all optimistic about the jury being sympathetic to the defendants. Obviously, it's not even a question of guilt. The world saw it for crying out loud. It's a question of how much punishment the defendants or the perps should get.
Apology is overrated and often overused. If we legalize apologies as a means or excuse to justify our actions, this world would be in a state of chaos because we would be slitting each other's throats on a daily basis and whoever comes out alive would then declare, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to do it...I did it in the heat of the moment".
Of course, it's purely money. It is an integral part of the law in order to deter people from violating the law in the first place.
It's kinda arrogant to claim that Pac would break Vegas. I got news for you; Vegas has been around for a long time way before Pac and it would still be around for a long time when Pac is gone. Yeah, love you long time, Joe!