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Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Dan Fegan Files Suit Against Several ISE Employees, Including Hank Ratner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 17

NBA agent Dan Fegan has filed a lawsuit against Independent Sports & Entertainment President & CEO Hank Ratner and other employees of that company alleging fraud and interference with contractual relations. He is asking for damages of at least $30M. ISE fired Fegan on March 10 and the two si...

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