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Volume 24 No. 214
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NBPA, Billy Hunter Agree To Settlement In Lawsuit Stemming From '13 Firing

The NBPA and former union Exec Dir BILLY HUNTER have settled his $10M lawsuit and the union's counterclaims against him. Terms of the settlement were undisclosed and a joint statement said neither party will be commenting further. Hunter was fired from the union's top job in February '13 after an outside law firm conducted an investigation and found he acted in his own interests and against the interests of NBA players. Hunter filed his lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court in May '13 for $10M he claimed was owed to him, alleging breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, among other things. The NBPA counter-sued Hunter in '15, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other claims. Hunter served as NBPA Exec Dir for 17 years. “I am pleased to see this matter come to a mutually agreed-upon resolution,” Hunter said in the statement. "I wish the NBPA and its officers and employees good fortune, and look forward to moving forward after years of hard-fought litigation on both sides.”