The Beat(ing) Goes On
our pals at Bloomberg…
Cup sailing champion Alinghi, which lost a court fight to prevent Larry
Ellison’s BMW-Oracle from being the official challenger in the next regatta,
has asked New York’s highest court for a quick appeal, complaining of
the Ellison team’s “intransigency.” Lucien Masmejan, a lawyer representing
the Alinghi team, said today he’s also asking the New York State Court
of Appeals to stay any decisions pending before New York Supreme Court
Justice Herman Cahn, who is presiding over the case. Cahn sided with Ellison’s
team in November, naming it the challenger, and on March 18, said attorneys
for Alinghi couldn’t reargue their case. BMW-Oracle sued last year in
New York state court in Manhattan, claiming Alinghi didn’t have the sole
right as the race’s 32nd winner to set competition terms. Alinghi is owned
by billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli. The case is Golden Gate Yacht Club
v. Societe Nautique de Geneve, 602446/2007, New York Supreme Court (Manhattan).
what GGYC has to say in response.