Greenberg Glusker represented Barstool Sports on the deal.
The dispute arises from a high-profile federal lawsuit that actor and comedian Michael Rapaport brought against Barstool, its founder Dave Portnoy and other Barstool personalities, in which Rapaport alleged that Barstool wrongfully terminated a talent agreement that it had entered into with him, defrauded him by not using good faith efforts to obtain a show for him on Barstool’s satellite radio channel, and defamed him by making dozens of statements relating to him being a racist, a fraud, having herpes, and abusing his ex-girlfriend. Barstool filed a counterclaim alleging that it had properly terminated the talent agreement because Rapaport had brought himself and Barstool into public disrepute by attacking Barstool’s fans on Twitter. Barstool filed a motion for summary judgment as to Rapaport’s fraud and defamation claims, and Rapaport filed a motion for summary judgment as to his fraud and defamation claims, along with six of his breach of contract claims. Lauren Fishelman and Vera Serova, and co-counsel Barry Werbin of Herrick Feinstein LLP, assisted with the summary judgment briefing.
The Greenberg Glusker team was led by Aaron Moss (Picture), Ricardo Cestero and Steve Stein.
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