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MLB Agent Borris Files, Then Withdraws, Suit Against Beverly Hills Sports Council Agents

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 09 / 15

MLB player agent Jeff Borris filed and then withdrew a lawsuit against agents at the Beverly Hills Sports Council, where he was a partner for more than 20 years, up until January. Borris filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court on March 18 against BHSC partner Rick Thurman and agent Nate Heisler,...

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