A judge has ruled that former executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the NBA players' association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with the Oklahoma City guard.
Hunter contends he had a valid contract when he was ousted last February and is owed the more than $10.5 million that was remaining.
Wednesday's ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court allowed that part of the suit to remain, but threw out 12 of the 14 claims against Fisher, with attorney Andrew Kassof saying the remaining two will be ruled on shortly. Kassof represents Fisher and publicist Jamie Wior.
Hunter sued the NPBA, Fisher, its former president, and Wior last May, saying they conspired to undermine his authority during the 2011 lockout, then have his employment terminated following it.