Brand-new Rep. Tony Simon joined veteran state senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoyleman-Segal and others on Sunday to help Jim Dolan’s Madison Square Garden be involved in a lawsuit against MSG using facial recognition. protested the banning of lawyers from the firm
A nasty and petty ban mailed to 90 law firms blocks all attorneys at those firms from entering The Garden, Radio City Musical Hall, and The Beacon Theater.Also owned by MSG It also includes the Chicago Theater. Seeing the Rangers or Knicks or any shows at the venue is currently not possible for the listed attorneys, and MSG promises refunds to those denied entry.
A number of lawsuits have been filed from excluded attorneys (which, for us, double-excludes these companies). But the lawsuit we are most interested in has yet to be filed. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted Garden and Dolan for violating New York Civil Rights Code §40-b.
The 1941 Act states that “the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, manager, agent, or employee of any public entertainment or place of entertainment shall be prohibited from performing any person over the age of 21 who presents an admission ticket. shall not refuse admission to the “
Penalties of $100 to $500 will be imposed on the excluded person for each offense. Further, “All such offenses shall be considered a misdemeanor conviction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500, or imprisonment of not less than 30 days and not more than 90 days, or such fine. and shall be fined both” imprisonment. ’ Hmm, one month at Rikers per exclusion.
Some lawyers who filed lawsuits won partial relief for the show, but not for the game. This is because the law only covers “legal theatres, burlesque theatres, music halls, opera houses, concert halls and circuses”. Amend a 1941 law to add the phrase “sporting event” to counter bully Dolan.