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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Man sues dad over football tickets

There are some things more important than family affection. Among them are season tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  That’s why Daniel Lemke of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, is suing his 75-year-old father Herbert for an order requiring him to turn over the rights to two seats he agreed to sell to his son for $1,920 in 2003.

For those worried that a 2003 contract for a 2005 seat license might violate the statute of frauds, yes, there’s a memo.  It’s headed, "From the Desk of Herb," and says, "When this season is over, I will transfer the tickets over to you.  Appreciate your patience." It’s unsigned, but at the bottom is typed, "Thanks, The old man."

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