Morelli Law Firm has become one of the first firms in the country to launch
a class action lawsuit on behalf of customers who purchased the Manny
Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight on May 2, 2015 through pay-per-view
The complaint, which you can read
here, names as defendants Manny Pacquiao; his promotional company Top Rank
Inc. and its directors Michael Koncz, Robert Arum, and Todd DuBeof; Floyd
Mayweather, Jr.; his promotional company Mayweather Promotions, LLC; and others.
The lawsuit seeks redress for the Defendants’ fraudulent, false,
deceptive and misleading advertising and promotion of the fight, as Defendants
knew that Manny Pacquiao had, but failed to disclose, a severe right shoulder
injury, checking “no” in response to the
pre-fight questionnaire question: “Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or
hands that needed evaluation or examination?”
The complaint argues that as a result of the Defendants’ intentional
fraudulent concealment of material information and deceptive, misleading,
and unlawful conduct in marketing, advertising, promoting, and selling
the fight, members of the class action were induced into purchasing the
fight via pay-per-view, which they otherwise would not have purchased
had they known the truth about Pacquiao’s physical condition.
As a result of Pacquiao’s fraudulently concealed injury, Pacquiao
did not perform at his peak ability during the fight, throwing and landing
far fewer punches than normal, thereby making the fight less interesting,
less close, and less entertaining than it should have been if he were
healthy, and class members did not receive the product they expected and paid for.
As a result, each member of the class action were injured in the amount
of the cost of the fight via pay-per-view television, approximately $89.95
(standard definition) or $99.95 (high definition).
If you or someone you know purchased the fight via pay-per-view under the
belief that both athletes were healthy and uninjured, as was falsely asserted
by Defendants, please
contact us immediately.