Julien’s Auctions says it has won a “major victory” in a case involving Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s company.
Superior Court Judge Haley Fromholz dismissed a lawsuit filed by Abdul-Jabbar.
Julien’s says Abdul-Jabbar and his manager, Deborah Morales, entered into a written consignment agreement to sell his memorabilia, then backed out of the deal after Julien’s wrote a $300,000 advance check. Julien’s says it never got the money back and Abdul-Jabbar refused to go forward with the auction.
Julien’s says it is “actively pursuing a separate action against Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s manager Deborah Morales, for numerous fraudulent misrepresentations and false promises made in connection with this consignment agreement”.
In a statement published on InsideSocal.com, Abdul-Jabbar’s attorney and Morales downplayed the court decision.