Blocked Shot: Judge Dismisses $90M D-Wade Lawsuit

Suit by Heat star's former business partners rejected

It's no slam dunk yet, but Heat star Dwyane Wade got a big assist in the courtroom today after a judge dismissed a $90 million lawsuit against him by former business partners.

The lawsuit, filed by Wade's partners in the failed D. Wade's Place restaurants, claimed that the NBAer failed to properly publicize the eateries, which led to their downfall.

It claimed that Wade walked away from the restaurant venture because he stood to make more on memorabilia sales through other means than through the restaurant.

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit today, but the lawyer for Wade's former associates said they'll be filing an amended lawsuit with new arguments. And Wade is also facing a breach on contract lawsuit related to the failed restaurants.

D. Wade's Place operated in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton for just weeks before they ultimately failed in 2008.

It's been a very litigious past year for the Miami superstar, who filed a $100 million libel and slander lawsuit against former business partner Richard von Houtman.

Wade alleges Von Houtman sent two e-mails to Heat president Pat Riley, which claimed Wade and other Heat players were into drugs and wild sex parties.

Also last year, Wade sued estranged wife Siohvaughn and her lawyers for claiming he had gotten an STD while cheating on his wife.

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