I have looked on espn.com, cnn.com and nypost.com. All three just use the basic wire service story. How about a little analysis here???
1) No report is made of what the woman's "compensatory damages" were set at by the jury. Wouldn't you think this is a pretty crucial piece of the story to report? She made $260,000 a year. If she has lost 2 years of income, her wage loss is $520,000. What did the jury award? If it didn't make an award, when will that award be made?
2) How about pain and suffering damages? No mention of these. Pain and suffering damages are compensatory in nature. They are not punitive damages. How much was awarded here? No info.
3) Zeke and Madison Square Garden ("MSG") corp. are both found liable for sexual harassment, but only MSG may be liable for punitive damages.
How about reporting the practical impact of this verdict for Zeke? Nope.
The practical impact of this verdict is that the plaintiff is almost certainly never going to seek a dime out of Isiah's actual pocket. She now knows she will get her judgment paid (if she wins on appeal) by MSG. Had she won punitives against Isiah, she probably had the right to bankrupt him by pursuing the punitive damages he would be liable for.
Now, Zeke basically walks away and lets MSG pick up the tab for his screw ups. Classic Isiah. Ask fans of Toronto, Indiana and the CBA what that feels like.
4) I guess that now the "She is too tall to be harassed" defense will not become a staple of sexual harassment defense in years to come....