Tag Archives: $500
Serena Williams’ infamous U.S. Open rant where she cussed at a lineswoman is set to cost her a record amount of money. U.S. Open officials concluded that Serena violated the “major offense rule” for “aggravated behavior” and will have to pay $82,500.
Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock told The Associated Press Monday that Serena Williams will pay the fine and could be suspended from the tournament if she has another “major offense” at any Grand Slam in the next two years.
Babcock also told the AP that Williams faces a “probationary period” at tennis’ four major championships in 2010 and 2011. If she has another “major offense” at a Grand Slam tournament in that time, the fine would increase to $175,000 and she would be barred from the following U.S. Open.
I’m sure this recent fine is a small thing to a giant like Serena. She earned $350,000 at the semifinals before the incident which she added to the $6.5 million in prize money she earned this year. All together, her career prize money tops $28 million.
“The late co-pilot James Bland’s family will receive just over $500,000 from companies including Global Exec. Aviation and Inter Travel & Services. According to docs obtained by TMZ, Bland’s widow will get $406,250 and the daughter will receive $25,000 per year for three years.
The late Goldstein’s mother has reportedly continued a lawsuit previously filed by her son against Learjet which accuses the company of contributing to his death last summer.
Andrea Gross has amended his $20 million lawsuit against the plane manufacturer, the pilots’ estates and others by adding a wrongful death claim, Los Angeles court papers show. “The crash ultimately caused Adam Goldstein’s death at a later date,” the papers state. Friends and associates of the musician have widely blamed his trauma from the September 2008 plane crash as leading to his fatal relapse in August.
A $12 million lawsuit was filed in February 2009 by the owner and operator of the crashed plane against the airport, tire company and persons responsible for designing the jet.
In court papers filed in South Carolina, Inter Travel & Services (the owner) and Global Exec Aviation (the operator) have placed blame on the “defective” jet and the “defective” runway at Columbia Metro Airport claiming those were the two main reasons the jet plowed nose-first into a raised embankment.” – KeepitTrill.com