FinancialJuneteenth.com reports that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Huey Cotton denied Hunter’s motion to subpoena Bryant and other players for the case as he threw out Hunter’s lawsuit after dismissing 12 out of 14 of his claims against Fisher. In addition, all claims against Fisher’s former business manager, Jamie Wior, were thrown out and Hunter was ordered to pay Fisher and Wior’s legal fees.
A ruling on decisions involving the two remaining claims, which involve breach of contract, is expected for next week.
The ruling is the latest in the ongoing saga surrounding Hunter and Fisher. According to FinancialJuneteenth, Hunter originally claimed that Fisher and Wior had worked together to have him fired so they could take over the union. Hunter also accused Fisher working with NBA officials during the 2011 lockout to cut a deal behind his back.
Regarding the secret negotiations, Judge Cotton concluded that Hunter “provided no admissible competent evidence that Fisher actually did secretly negotiate.” As for Bryant’s involvement, Hunter accused the NBA superstar of having a hand in the alleged negotiations.
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