News The Supersonic Saga Continues
posted by October 29 at 16:33 PMon
From the Times:
In a victory for Seattle, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled today the city’s lawsuit seeking to enforce the Sonics’ KeyArena lease should remain in federal court.
The team owners had sought to send the case to binding arbitration and are seeking permission to leave KeyArena before the lease ends in September 2010.
In his written ruling issued this afternoon, Martinez agreed with the city that the dispute revolves around the essential term or length of the lease. He called Sonics’ owners arguments to the contrary “as errant as a typical Shaquille O’Neal free throw.”