Bloomberg Law
Nov. 8, 2021, 10:33 PM

Knicks Owner Dolan, MSG Beat Charles Oakley’s Assault Claims

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Knicks owner James Dolan and the Madison Square Garden Co. won dismissal Monday of a long-running suit by former NBA star Charles Oakley over his removal from the Garden when he was a spectator at a Knicks game.

Oakley, an all-star and longtime fan favorite, sued Dolan after Oakley was pulled out of his seat, escorted from Madison Square Garden, and arrested, during a game on Feb. 8, 2017.

Oakley’s assault and battery claims failed because he didn’t show that the security guards used “objectively unreasonable” force to remove him from the garden, the U.S. District Court for the Southern ...

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