Remember how Billy Hunter is suing Derek Fisher for something or something? D-Fish is firing back.
Attorneys for Derek Fisher and his assistant filed a motion for a change of venue Monday in the lawsuit filed against them by Billy Hunter, the former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.
Among other things, the motion presented evidence of an alleged conflict of interest between Hunter and the presiding judge in the Oakland, Calif., court where the lawsuit was filed.
According to the attorney for Fisher and assistant Jamie Wior, Hunter had no legal basis to sue in the Superior Court of Alameda County because neither defendant lives there and because the NBPA is headquartered in New York City. Hunter sued Fisher, Wior and the NBPA on May 16, claiming defamation and breach of contract stemming from his dismissal from the NBPA in February.
“Plaintiff Billy Hunter filed his complaint in the wrong court,” said the motion, obtained by CBSSports.com. Andrew Kassof, attorney for Fisher and Wior, argues in the motion that the case should be transferred to Los Angeles County, where both Fisher and Wior live.
“The suit has no merit and my clients, Mr. Fisher and Ms. Wior, plan to defend it vigorously,” Kassof said. “First, however, it must be moved to the appropriate court.”