Eli Manning's Memorabilia Fraud Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

Fraud case linked to Eli Manning and Giants to begin Monday

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A spokesman for the defendants, a group that included Manning, the Giants, two equipment managers and Steiner Sports, the company with whom Manning is under contract to provide game-worn jerseys and helmets for sale, said Monday night a settlement had been reached to resolve the claims.

A trial has been delayed in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus "game-worn" equipment to unsuspecting collectors.

Prior to Monday night's settlement, Superior Court Judge Charles E. Powers Jr. said attorneys instead will only begin picking the jury next Monday, in a process that may take several days.

The lawsuit, filed in 2014, was due to start in Hackensack, N.J., next week after a week's postponement.

Now the trial, which was expected to take approximately four weeks, will be averted altogether, keeping Manning from possibly having to take the stand to testify about his alleged role in a scheme to falsely depict helmets and other pieces of Giants equipment as game-worn.

Both Manning and Giants owner John Mara were deposed in the case.

The Giants and Manning maintained that they never did anything wrong. Skiba replied, "BS ones, you are correct".

The Giants and Manning have long denied any wrongdoing.

Fourteen lawyers representing all parties involved in the case gathered Monday in the Bergen County Justice Center for the first day of the civil suit. "The compromise agreement, entered into by all parties, should not be viewed as supporting any allegations, claims or defenses", the team added.

Inselberg claims that photographic experts used a technique called "photomatching" and could not find evidence that the helmets were ever used, including one he says was purportedly used during the Giants' 2007 Super Bowl season.

"All parties are grateful to have the matter, which began in 2014, concluded and are now focused on football, the fans and the future", the statement read.

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