Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight: Sheller, P.C. Law Firm Files National Class Action on Behalf of Pay-Per-View (PPV) Purchasers

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Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit allege fraudulent and deceptive conduct and demand a jury trial, compensation, and damages.

In the complaint filed yesterday, plaintiffs allege that the fight should have been postponed or cancelled and that, had the injury been disclosed, they would have never spent the $99 to view a one-armed challenger fight the undefeated champion.

On May 6, 2015, Sheller, P.C. filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Pay-Per-View (PPV) viewers of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao ”Fight of the Century” that took place in Las Vegas on May 2nd.

The law firm is representing a national class and Pennsylvania subclass of PPV television viewers in the suit against Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank, Inc, Michael Koncz, Robert Arum, Todd Duboef, Mayweather Promotions, Showtime, and HBO.

According to court documents, plaintiffs who paid $99 for PPV access to the fight contend they were misled by the defendants into believing they were purchasing the “Fight of the Century” between two healthy opponents but were defrauded because the fight should never have gone forward due to an intentionally undisclosed serious shoulder injury Pacquiao had suffered in the weeks prior to the fight. They also allege the fighters' promoters, Showtime and HBO, knew of Pacquiao's injuries and failed to stop or postpone the fight, opting instead to be, as stated in the complaint, "unjustly enriched to the detriment of the viewers."

Among other things, plaintiffs allege the defendants’ conduct amounted to fraud and constituted a violation of various state consumer protection laws.

Boxers are required to submit a "Pre-Fight Medical Questionnaire" attesting to their health and injury status to be eligible to fight. On the Pre-Fight Questionnaire included with the complaint, plaintiffs allege Pacquiao and his agents failed to disclose that he had suffered a serious rotator cuff injury in the weeks prior to the fight. In the complaint filed yesterday, plaintiffs allege that the fight should have been postponed or cancelled.

Filed in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, the plaintiffs demand a jury trial and seek compensation and damages.

The case is PA Ed. 2:15-cv-02511-JHS.

About Sheller, P.C.

Sheller, P.C. represents individuals nationwide who have been injured or harmed by corporate wrongdoing, defective and dangerous drugs, devices, and consumer products. Currently, the attorneys are investigating severe intestinal problems reported by people taking the blood pressure drug Benicar, excessive bleeding with Xarelto blood thinner, and the link between Actos diabetes drug and bladder cancer. The firm also brings lawsuits in employment "independent contractor" misclassification, telemarketing "RoboCall" infringements, consumer protection matters including privacy, data breach and other matters. Contact: 800-883-2299, http://www.sheller.com.

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