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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 19, 2010

NBA: Wade's ex-partners file new antitrust lawsuit

Associated Press

MIAMI The former partners of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade have filed a new antitrust lawsuit arising from a failed restaurant venture.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court claims Wade's decision to terminate the deal unfairly deprived the restaurants of lucrative personalized Wade memorabilia they were selling. The lawsuit claims that was an unfair restraint on trade.

A previous antitrust case involving the D. Wade's Place deal was dismissed in March by a judge who found adequate competition for personalized Wade gear. But the judge also permitted the former partners to file an amended lawsuit.

Wade also faces a breach of contract lawsuit stemming from the restaurant deal.

A Wade spokeswoman had no immediate comment.