Judge To Hear Arguments On Mintz' Claims Against Priority Sports
A judge is scheduled to hear arguments in federal court in L.A. today for summary judgment on a number of claims NBA player agent Aaron Mintz brought against his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment, as well as counterclaims Priority brought against Mintz and his new employer, CAA Sports. Mintz left Priority to take a job at CAA Sports in March and filed suit the same day, asking for declaratory relief releasing him from restrictive provisions in his employment agreement preventing him from competing with Priority for two years.
Federal Judge Stephen Wilson will hear motions from Mintz, CAA and Priority in a hearing that is scheduled for 1:30pm PT. Mintz has asked Wilson to find that his former employment agreement with Priority was void and to dismiss all counterclaims against him. CAA is asking Wilson to dismiss all of Priority’s counterclaims against the agency. Priority, meanwhile, is asking for a summary judgment that Mintz breached his contract with and duty of loyalty to Priority. If the case is not dismissed and there is no settlement, it is scheduled for trial on Nov. 13.