Thursday , May , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Bennett Breached Contract Claims Amended Lawsuit

Bennett spokesman Dan Mahoney declined comment Wednesday on both the breach-of-contract allegation and Schultz’s lawsuit in general.

On Tuesday, Schultz’s lawyers added "breach of contract" to his initial claims last month of "negligent misrepresentation" and "fraudulent inducement." Schultz is seeking to void the $350 million sale so the Sonics can be sold to potential local owners instead and stay in Seattle long term.

No trial date has yet been set for Schultz’s lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman this week ordered both sides to issue a joint status report by June 30. [ESPN]