Court of Appeal releases Bartolo Colón from payment of 4.5 million dollars to Dominican doctors


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Court of Appeal releases Bartolo Colón from payment of 4.5 million dollars to Dominican doctors

The Dominican pitcher was benefited by a ruling of the Court of Appeal of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of Santiago, after the court of appeal determined as inadmissible the judicial claim that was launched against him

Bartolo Columbus has reason to be happy today, at least for the moment, after receiving the great news that from the Court of Appeal of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, annul the first degree sentence in which he was forced to pay ten percent of his earnings in Big leagues during his last years as a player in the United States.

It was revealed today that of the Court of Appeal of the Civil and Commercial Chamber of Santiago declared inadmissible the lawsuit launched against Columbus by the Dominican doctors Sergio Rafael Guzman Duran and Leonel Liranzo. The discussion between the player and the doctors stems from an alleged agreement that he underwent stem cell treatment to help him get back on track. MLB.

The court of first instance sentenced Colon to the payment of 4.5 million US dollars during 2019, recognizing an alleged verbal agreement between the player and the doctors in which, if the surgery worked, Colon had to pay them ten percent of their winnings in case of returning to MLBWhereas, if it did not work, said procedure would be free of cost.

According to the initial claim, Bartolo Columbus He underwent a stem cell medical procedure in 2010 to help heal injured tissues in his right shoulder, which prevented him from throwing.

Colon and his lawyers indicated, once the player was convicted, that they were completely disappointed with the decision of the judge who heard his case, so they immediately began the process of appealing the sentence. The Court of Appeal decided to revoke the sentence of first degree, indicating the inadmissibility of the same, reason why, at least for the moment, will not have to pay the money to which it was previously condemned.

The doctors Guzman and Liranzo have the opportunity to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal before the Supreme Court of Justice Dominican, who will have the last word on the file that goes to four years in the Dominican courts. If no recourse is made, “The Big Sexy”Would be definitively released from the aforementioned payment.


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