Atlanta Club Drops Suit Against LeBron

LeBron gets his first win in over a week

By David Hill
|  Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 6:15 AM EDT
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Atlanta Club Drops Suit Against LeBron

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MIAMI, FL - MARCH 06: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena on March 6, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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An Atlanta nightclub has dismissed a lawsuit against Heat star LeBron James and a rival nightclub. It turns out when you book an appearance by James at your club, you better double-check to make sure the person claiming to be James' representative actually knows him.

The Opera nightclub had filed a complaint Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accusing the Miami Heat star of canceling a March 17 appearance for which he was supposed to be paid $25,000. The suit accused the owners of the rival Gold Room nightclub in Atlanta of instead arranging a visit there.

Opera nightclub attorney Yasha Heidari said Thursday that his client has dropped claims against James and the Gold Room. He would not disclose the terms of the settlement, but he said Opera looks forward to a LeBron James appearance in the future.

Heidari said the nightclub was misled by a promoter who acted without authority from the NBA star. Opera still has a legal claim against the Awesomlife company, which arranged the visit.

It looks like LeBron James is no longer double-booked in Atlanta. Our long national nightmare is over.

 

David Hill is a Miami native and the former owner of a youth replica Rony Seikaly jersey.

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