Jury selection was set to begin Wednesday in the case over the defunct D. Wade's Place chain. Wade's former partners claim he broke a contract by demanding higher compensation and then abandoning the deal in 2008.
Wade contends in court documents he had every right to end the business relationship. His lawyer says the all-NBA guard plans to attend the two-week trial and is likely to testify.
Wade is also involved in a messy divorce and faces two other lawsuits over business dealings. One of them involves Miami-based charter schools that were supposed to bear his name.