Former Sparks owner suing former attorney


LOS ANGELES (CN) – The former owner of the WNBA team Los Angeles Sparks accused its former attorney of legal malpractice, claiming in court that he helped the team’s current owners squeeze it out of the franchise.

Gemini Basketball Holdings sued attorney Marc Samotny and law firm Patzik, Frank & Samotny, in Superior Court, over its handling of negotiations to avoid default on two loans totaling $4 million.

Gemini alleges legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.