Wednesday , Apr , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Can Howard Schultz Make a Difference with Lawsuit?

Despite its quixotic overtones, Schultz’s expected attempt to prove that Clay Bennett and his partners acted in bad faith when they promised to try to keep the team in the Northwest could set up years of courtroom litigation — less a legal slam dunk than an exhausting chess match.

"It’s a long shot, practically speaking," said Mike Hunsinger, a lawyer with long experience representing Seattle sports interests. "But if I were advising Bennett, I’d be telling him to prepare for trial. I would think that Mr. Schultz will probably take this pretty seriously." [Seattle PI]