LIV Golf attorneys’ request for communications from Condoleezza Rice, others at Augusta National as part of the antitrust suit is denied

LIV Golf attorneys’ request for communications from Condoleezza Rice, others at Augusta National as part of the antitrust suit is denied

ATTORNEY
In what appeared to be a failed attempt to pull more sides into the fracas, LIV Golf filed a request earlier this month to obtain third-party discovery of communications involving members of Augusta National as part of its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. That request was denied in court Monday, according to documents obtained by Golfweek.LIV Golf attorneys served subpoenas to former PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem as well as a half dozen of the Tour's policy board directors past and present in the most recent round of legal salvos. Included in that filing was a request to produce all communications between the parties “and any member of Augusta National relating to a New Tour, including but not limited to LIV Golf.”LIV Golf lawyers contended that former Secretary of…
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European chief Pelley fires back at threat of legal action

European chief Pelley fires back at threat of legal action

LEGAL
In an escalating war of words, European tour CEO Keith Pelley fired back Friday at 16 players who have threatened legal action if they remain punished for ignoring tour regulations by playing in the Saudi-funded LIV golf events.The Daily Telegraph obtained a copy of the letter to the DP World Tour — the commercial name of the European tour — in which players demanded their fines be rescinded and they be allowed to play in the Scottish Open next week.The European tour fined players who competed in the inaugural LIV Golf event 100,000 pounds. The event was outside London, the same week as a European tour event in Sweden, and players did not have releases required under tour regulations.It was rare for a tour executive to go public with his…
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