A Magical Gathering

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:30 pm

The class action suit brought by judges who wanted to be treated as employees has been tossed out in preliminaries.

They have until Sept 23rd to refile, but the crux of the dismissal is that all Judges are volunteers free to walk away at any time, so I don't see how they can meaningfully bring it back.

EDIT: Apparently this is only one of several such cases? Huh.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:44 pm

I thought the reason it was tossed out was because they didn't file it properly.

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:50 am

That's part of it, but the Ars Technica article about this particular case said the Judge tossed that one mostly on merits.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Grath » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:12 am

Worth noting, apparently this is one of two lawsuits about judges being employees and the more serious one is still in progress.

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Büge » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:32 pm

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Using the word "guard" twice in a sentence? Come on, Wizards.

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:09 pm

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Friday » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:36 pm

"Within silent clearings guarded by living palisades, the natural world guards its most precious secrets."

wow, I can't believe they're hinting at the sixth color again
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Friday » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:37 pm

BECAUSE PURPLE PROSE JESUS CHRIST WOTC
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Cait » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 pm

Yeah. 'Guard' twice would be fine in something that was trying to do a simile or analogy or whatnot where half the sentence is intended to mirror the other, but there it's just lazy.

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:33 am

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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Grath » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:27 pm

Mongrel wrote:Guess who plays MTG?

Someone with, as far as I can tell, no connection to Richard Nixon?


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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:03 pm

Whoa cool!
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Newbie » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:37 pm

The fact that the Earthbind faerie gets to just dust off her hands is delightful. I love this.
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:38 am



*chuckle*
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Re: A Magical Gathering

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:13 pm

Remember TO monopoly granted to CFB? Well, some interesting policies have the contract for working their events as a judge are completely ridiculous.

https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgjudge/comme ... ur_public/

"9.1 Without prejudice to its obligations under this Agreement or otherwise at law, Contractor must maintain, with a well-established insurer of good reputation, a public liability insurance policy covering each and every claim or series of claims originating from any cause of action occurring at the GP."
"9.3 Contractor must maintain the required public liability insurance from the date of this Agreement and for two years following the termination of this Agreement. "


Suddenly all judges are required to keep liability insurance to work their GPs and keep it for at least two years after the event for some fucking reason.

"12.3 Contractor will not at any time during the Agreement, or within three (3) months of its termination, directly or indirectly entice away or try to entice away from tournamentcenter or its clients any employee of tournamentcenter working in a managerial, financial, technical, sales or marketing capacity who was employed by tournamentcenter or its clients at the date of such enticement or attempt and who was known to the Contractor by reason of or in connection with this Agreement."


This means that for 3 months after working one of their GPs, I cannot promote any competing tournament that happens to conflict with a Grand Prix like a PPTQ for example.

Also, it is being applied according to Belgian law??? WTF???
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