Thursday, January 20, 2011

home run baseball/property article

here ya go, folks...the citation for the law review article about who owned the barry bonds 73rd home run baseball. [it was caught by a fan named popov (to what degree the catch had been completed became the legal issue), that fan was attacked by a group of fans, and another fan, hayashi, emerged with the ball. interestingly, the author of the article was ultimately an expert witness for popov when the case went to trial! [a trial which was completed after the article was published, so i had to do some digging to find out that the court decided the catch was incomplete (whatever that means) and the ball should be sold and the profits equally divided].

23 Cardozo L. Rev. 1609, Paul Finkelman
Batter Up!: From the baseball field to the courthouse

ps. sorry that cite isn't clickable but you can find it by going through the OSU library page and then research databases then Lexis-Nexis Academic and then US Legal and then Law Reviews

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