HoopsHype Jamie Wior rumors
About 40 NBA player reps are expected to attend the meeting. The union’s Exec Committee met yesterday for about 10 hours to discuss union business and prepare for the meeting, Klempner said. It is expected that the union will name a search firm today. The player reps are also expected to be given an update on the lawsuit former Exec Dir Billy Hunter filed against the union, outgoing President Derek Fisher and his publicist, Jamie Wior. Sports Business Daily
The National Basketball Players Association, Derek Fisher and Jamie Wior on Tuesday filed motions to dismiss former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter's lawsuit against them in Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Citing a California statute known as anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation), attorneys for the NBPA, Fisher and Wior, who is Fisher's business manager, said Hunter's suit has no merit and should be dismissed. USA Today Sports
Marc J. Spears: NBPA, Derek Fisher & Jamie Wior jointly filed motions today to dismiss ex-exec director Billy Hunter's lawsuit, sources tell Yahoo! Sports. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo
Billy Hunter sued the National Basketball Players Association and president Derek Fisher on Thursday for defamation and breach of contract stemming from his dismissal as the union's executive director. The lawsuit, filed in California Superior Court in Oakland, alleges that Fisher and his publicist, Jamie Wior, conspired to negotiate a secret deal to end the 2011 lockout and that their actions amounted to a breach of Hunter's employment contract with the NBPA. CBSSports.com
"Once the lockout ended with an agreement in line with the owners' demands, Fisher and Wior waged a campaign to terminate his employment without cause and in violation of his contract," the lawsuit alleges, according to a press release from Hunter's attorneys. Hunter is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages based on his termination, at the time of which he was owed $10.5 million in salary through 2015. CBSSports.com
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