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Liz Mullen

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

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Relativity Sports By ASM Sports Over Bucks' Sanders

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 29 / 14

New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten has dismissed the lawsuit NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency, ASM Sports, brought against rival firm Relativity Sports over Bucks C Larry Sanders switching agencies last year. Bransten granted Relativity Sports’ motion to dismiss the case -- ...

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Tags: Bijan

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SportsBusiness Journal: Wilson shifting TV money to cable

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