OFFICIAL Broncos sign Matt Lodge on one-year deal

Discussion in 'Brisbane Broncos Talk' started by Unbreakable, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. upthebroncs

    upthebroncs NYC Player

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    Lodge doesn't even have to pay his debt. It's out of their jurisdiction if he stays in Australia. They can't make him pay it.
     
  2. Jason Simmons

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    ‘Probably not’ is the best legal answer I can add to this, but it is far from certain that they can’t. There is no international treaty or Australian legislation that allows for the enforcement of American court judgements within Australia true, however there are precedents under common law that ‘could’ allow the plaintiffs in the case to pursue Lodge here for the damages awarded in the US.

    Lodge didn’t submit voluntarily to the court’s authority (in fact he didn’t even appear or contest the issue) nor was the US court acting in ‘jurisdiction in the international sense’ (what they might do if a US citizen was suing another US citizen for an act that occurred outside the normal US legal jurisdiction) so it is ‘possible’ an Australian court may refuse to act on the request.

    An Australian court may also consider the size of the damages unreasonable in the circumstances (no significant bodily injury or harm was caused afterall it was mostly fear based, from all available reports of the incident) and the plaintiff’s would have to institute further court proceedings against Lodge in Australia at considerable expense with no certain prospect of winning, having to argue the above points to have the original American order recognised and enforced locally.

    Should such occur, Lodge with competent legal representation would undoubtedly argue the above points and may also have a natural justice argument open to him, given the extensive differences in sanctions imposed by US courts compared to the likely penalties imposed under Australian law, though his NRL salary and associated income, whatever that may be, may work against him there...
     
  3. roo-ted

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    Shit I didn't realise how many lawyers we have on this forum
     
  4. Nashy

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    Ain't no point living if you aren't learning new things every day.
     
  5. heartly87

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    Rothfield is a sweaty prick. He is either diaphoretic due to alcohol withdrawals or from the filthy lies he spews from his mouth. The level of hatred toward the broncos on 360 is disgraceful. Lodge was treated worse then Packer. If he had signed elsewhere they would of given a redemption story.
     
  6. Sproj

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    So are you saying you are rooted?

    Ahh dad jokes.
     
  7. roo-ted

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    First name roo last name Ted
     
  8. Tom

    Tom NRL Player

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    And yet you were trying to claim you weren't a bogan?
     
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  9. roo-ted

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    I wasn't trying to claim anything, I said I never classed myself as one. But after further discussion I thought we came to a conclusion that I was and a fucking classy one at that? Nothing to be ashamed about mate.
     
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  10. Morkel

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    So you drink your cheap wine from a bottle and bought a Berlina instead of a stocko?
     
  11. roo-ted

    roo-ted NYC Player

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    No only XXXX... Can I still be a bogan?
     
  12. Morkel

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    I think the first part already confirmed the second part.
     
  13. roo-ted

    roo-ted NYC Player

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    Excellent! Are you a bogan or are you far to proper?
     
  14. Morkel

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    Way bogan. We swapped engines in our ride-on and cut the exhaust pipe off. I think that qualifies for Australian Of The Year just by itself.
     
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  15. roo-ted

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    Good job mate, wear your mullet with pride, book that holiday to Bali and wear those bread clips on your thongs
     
  16. Morkel

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    It works y'know.
     
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  17. Nashy

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    If you bogans could go to another thread, that'd be great.
     
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  18. roo-ted

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    We do what we want mate we are bogans! ...no apologies sir, please continue telling us your legal knowledge
     
  19. BroncsFan

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    This week's 360 was an absolute broncos bashing. They're not usually that bad, but it was completely one sided this week.

    - Started with James Ackerman. There was some mention that NRL needs to take more responsibility and hand out larger suspensions, however they largely hammered broncos for basically not handing Molo an internal ban on his repeat offences
    - They then went to us signing lodge comparing it to why is Todd Carney not allowed to play. No mention of Carney refusing behavioural conditions and no comparison to packer, mau, etc. Who have also been in prison
    - Then just decided to make up a story that we're paying him in paper bags
     
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  20. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    Why would we need to ban him? He was never getting a game for the Broncos.
     

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