Pacquiao/Mayweather Pay-Per-View Fight
Lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging Pacquiao and his promoters kept his shoulder injury secret prior to the highly publicized, “Fight of the Century” against Mayweather. Viewers paid between $89.95 and $99.95 for the pay-per-view boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their home. These lawsuits allege that the boxers, promoters, and networks mislead viewers and the fight should have never taken place due to Pacquiao’s pre-fight shoulder injury. The lawsuits further allege Pacquiao and his promotional company failed to disclose significant injuries sustained prior to his boxing fight by checking the “no” box on Pacquiao’s prefight questionnaire card, indicating he had no injury to his “shoulders, elbows or hands that needed evaluation or examination.” After the fight, Pacquiao’s team admitted that he did sustain a prefight shoulder injury around April 7, 2015, to his right shoulder during training camp in California. The injury required surgery, which was scheduled to be completed after the fight.
A judge centralized all the lawsuits to California and appointed Zimmerman Reed attorney, Hart Robinovitch as interim lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) to represent plaintiffs nationwide in the MDL. MDL’s are formed so that multiple, complex cases that share similar facts proceed together to eliminate duplicating efforts and conserve resources for the parties, their counsel, and the court.
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