January 11, 2003 |
A judge told sports agent Leigh Steinberg: No piling on. Capping the first round of a bitter legal fight, Los Angeles federal Judge Ronald S.W. Lew on Friday denied a request from Steinberg's Newport Beach sports agency to essentially shut down his former protege David Dunn's rival firm, Athletes First. Lew also denied a motion to sock Dunn and his company with an additional $23.5 million in penalties for "unjust enrichment."
February 12, 2003 |
Faced with a $4.66-million jury verdict and millions more in attorney fees, Newport Beach sports agent David Dunn has filed for bankruptcy protection. Dunn, who runs Athletes First and is considered one of pro football's most effective contract negotiators, filed for Chapter 11 protection Monday because he intends to appeal the jury verdict but doesn't have the assets to secure the bond, company attorney Mark Humenik said.
November 12, 2002 |
He was the most persistent job seeker the firm had ever seen. He telephoned continually, had friends and family send unsolicited letters of praise and underscored his determination by writing a mock Sports Illustrated story -- his smiling face on the cover -- predicting his success. More than anything, Brian G. Murphy wanted to be a sports agent.