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Harold Lewis Settles Lawsuit, Doesn’t Receive Home Appliances

Last year, sports agent Harold Lewis purchased a $27 million mansion for a relative bargain price of $4.75 million.  Lewis eventually filed a lawsuit against the former owner of the mansion for failing to include a fountain, dining room furniture, and some home appliances and electronics after the home was purchased.  The lawyer who negotiated the sale of the home to Lewis stated that Lewis’ lawsuit “is completely without any merit whatsoever.  If he does not withdraw it immediately, we plan to ask the court to sanction both the buyer and its law firm that filed the law suit.”

However, there will not be any hearing on a motion to sanction Lewis and his attorney.  Lewis and the former owner of the home have settled the lawsuit out of court.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the settlement agreement does not entitle Lewis to any money or the fountain, dining room furniture, home appliances, and electronics he originally demanded.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.