Alex Rodriguez will not have to pay his former family member a dime as part of his million-dollar fraud lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, a Florida judge has dismissed all claims brought by Constantine Scurtis. The court ruled the claims were time-barred and were brought past the statute of limitations.
The order says Rodriguez’s motion for summary judgment is granted and “Plaintiffs shall take nothing from these actions and all Defendants shall go hence without day.”
As Radar previously reported, in January, Rodriguez was sued by his former brother-in-law Constantine Scurtis. The suit accused the ex-MLB star of fraud related to a real estate company they planned on developing.
Scurtis is the brother of A-Rod’s ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez. The former Yankees player was married to Cynthia from 2002 until 2008. In court, Scurtis said Rodriguez agreed to partner with him on the business in 2003.
Rodriguez was to put in the majority of the investment and Scurtis would be paid 5% of all profits. In the suit, Scurtis said he was screwed out of millions after Rodriguez backed out of their project following his nasty divorce.
His suit read, “After Rodriguez's wife discovered the truth about Rodriguez's infidelity and filed for divorce, Rodriguez then turned on (Constantine) Scurtis and cheated him.”
After the divorce was filed, the baseball stud reportedly said he would remain friends with his brother-in-law but things didn’t turn out that way. Scurtis claims Rodriguez eventually kicked him out of the company office and removed him from the board of directors.
He claimed Rodriguez then sold off the company’s assets to another company without informing him. “Through their racketeering. Rodriguez and his co-conspirators have caused Scurtis many millions of dollars in damages,” he claimed in court.
Rodriguez denied all claims of wrongdoing and moved to dismiss the case.
Scurtis originally filed suit against 2014 but the legal drama dragged on for years. He kept filing amended complaints up until 2016. He then hired a new lawyer to represent him and brought the amended complaint in 2021. The judge still found the statute of limitations had expired since the original case contained different claims than the recent suit.