LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/AP) — A lawyer says a replica 1977 World Series championship ring and a watch commemorating Reggie Jackson’s 400th home run have been returned to the baseball Hall of Famer at the direction of a federal judge in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson issued an order on March 6th ordering the items returned pending dismissal of an ownership dispute lawsuit.
Attorney Jeffrey Rugg said Jackson is relieved to have the items back.
Jackson filed the lawsuit last year in Nevada to stop an auction house, his estranged stepmother and his half-brother from selling the items that he had given to his father, Martinez Jackson, before he died in 1994.
The former New York Yankee slugger was also in court back in July when U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson issued an injunction that barred Resurrection Jackson and American Memorabilia, the Las Vegas-based auction house, from selling his replica ring.
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