The Rolex Watch

December 20, 2010

While refusing to pay the civil judgment entered against him, O.J. Simpson was seen sporting a suspiciously expensive looking Rolex watch. The Goldman family then moved for a turnover order.

View the order here

In the end the watch turned out to be a fake, but let this be a warning to judgment debtors: it is unwise to flaunt seizable assets .



The Las Vegas Hotel Room Memorabilia

December 20, 2010

When O.J. Simpson broke into the Las Vegas Hotel Room, he famously declared “Think you can steal my [expletive] and sell it?”

The most important part of that phrase is the word “my”.  If the sports memorabilia truly was Simpson’s, and had value, it could be sold to satisfy the judgment.

The Goldman family first attempted to seize the memorabilia via ex parte motion. This application failed, and you can read the Order denying ex parte application for turnover order here.

However a second application was successful. View the turnover order here.

Video Game Rights

December 20, 2010

In August 2007, the video game publisher Take-Two Interactive chose to feature O.J. Simpson in it’s video game All-Pro Football 2K8. A trailer for the video game can be viewed here.

Simpson allegedly received $50,000 for his participation in the game, however the court subsequently ordered the money to be turned over to the Goldman family.

View the Court’s Order Here


View the Order Granting Assignment and Turnover of the Video Game Rights


The Lorraine Brooke Associates Bankruptcy

December 17, 2010

The rights to the If I Did It Book were in the hands of Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. (LBA), a shell corporation which was in bankruptcy. In order to obtain the rights the Goldman family had to pierce the corporate veil  an seek an order that would find that LBA and Simpson were one in the same.

Read part one of the transcript

Read part two of the transcript

Television and Movie Rights

December 17, 2010

The Goldman family was successful in obtaining an assignment of Mr. Simpson’s  television and movie rights.

Read the order here.

As well as any payments from NFL Films

Publicity Rights

December 17, 2010

In late 2006 the Goldman family sought the outright transfer and assignment of Mr. Simpson’s right of publicity. The court’s decision is posted below:

Read the Court’s Opinion Here

The “If I Did It” Saga

December 17, 2010

The story of the publishing of the book, If I Did It’ begins with the secret deal between O.J. Simpson and Harper Collins, the publisher of the book. Read the contract here.

Nancy Grace – ‘Fox Cancels O.J. Book, TV Interview’ originally aired 11/20/2006: Transcript

Nancy Grace – ‘Did O.J. Spend the Money’ originally aired 11/27/2006: Transcript

Nancy Grace – ‘Ron Goldman Sues O.J. Simpson Over Book Deal’ originally aired12/20/2006: Transcript

The Goldman family was then successful in obtaining an order dirtecting the sheriff to sell Mr. Simpson’s rights in the book.

Read the Application Here.

Read the Court’s Tentative Ruling Here.

Read the transcript of the court hearing

View the Order Here

View the Assignment Order and Restraining Order

On March 23, 2007, LBA attempted to stay the sale of the If I Did It book. Read the Transcript of the Hearing Here

Read the  Order Declaring Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. A Surrogate of O.J. Simpson. (3/23/2007)

Nancy Grace – ‘O.J. Simpson Fights Book Auction Order’ originally aired 4/06/2007: Transcript

View the order denying a stay of the sheriff’s sale

Subsequently an Order Staying the Sale Was Entered