Update: Billy Hunter vs. NBPA continues

Billy Hunter

A judge from a Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled that the case of former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Billy Hunter versus his former employer, may continue. It is Hunter’s contention that he had a valid contract when he was ousted in February 2013 and that he is owed more than $10.5 million.

The ruling states that part of Hunter’s suit may continue, but it has thrown out 12 of 14 claims against former NBPA President, Derek Fisher and his publicist.

Hunter sued the NPBA, Fisher, its former president, and Jamie Wior (Fisher’s publicist) last May, saying they conspired to undermine his authority during the 2011 lockout, and then have his employment terminated following the labor dispute.

Derek Fisher’s lawyer, Andrew Kassof made this statement regarding the judge’s ruling:

Hunter sued the NPBA, Fisher, its former president, and Wior last May, saying they conspired to undermine his authority during the 2011 lockout, and then have his employment terminated following the labor dispute.

Hunter led the union from 1996 until his unanimous removal during a meeting at last year’s All-Star break. The union still hasn’t replaced him. Fisher’s term expired and Clippers All-Star Chris Paul was voted in as president.

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