Yesterday we Dawged the case of the Softball Dad with an Exponential Amount of Opinions. He was barred from attending games for one week, and sued over it. His constitutional claims were dismissed as yesterday’s Daily Dawg explained. But he also alleged a breach of contract.
It seems the Softball Dad paid $175 for preferred seating at the softball games, $150 for a “players’ fee” and $50 to get out of his turn at the concession stand. This totals $375 for the entire season, and he was only suspended for a week. How many games would that be? One? Two? In any event, the amount in controversy here was pretty small.
So it’s not surprising that the federal judge tossed it out. Having already dismissed the claims arising under federal law, the judge also dismissed the breach of contract suit, noting that the Dad could pursue that claim in state court.
It’s McElhaney v. Williams, decided by the federal court for the Middle District of Tennessee and cited at 627 F.Supp3d 911.
DAWG BONE: IS THAT A TYPICAL PRICE FOR A SEASON OF HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL?
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