"Rakoff now has the financial fate of the men who own the Mets before him. Last Friday, he pulled the billion-dollar lawsuit against the team’s owners... out of bankruptcy court and into his own. Rakoff could dismiss all or part of the case when he rules next month." Apparently the Wilpons filed to have the case thrown out, and the judge agreed to consider it. Both this and the Bloomberg story (linked by the Times) suggest that the Wilpons' arguments are gaining ground against Picard. Which is not so good for anyone hoping for the end of Jeff's tenure as Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets.