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Judge rejects Kobe Bryant’s request to dismiss memorabilia lawsuit filed against him

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Kobe Bryant was unsuccessful with a request to drop a lawsuit filed against him regarding the auction of his memorabilia, according to the Courier Post:

[pullquote]Kobe Bryant lost a round Friday in the ongoing court fight over the possible sale of the basketball star’s memorabilia.

A federal judge in Friday rejected Bryant’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the athlete by Goldin Auctions of West Berlin. U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb also declined to move the trial to Bryant’s home state of California.

Bumb said the trial will begin in her Camden courtroom on June 17, when she is to give the reasons for Friday’s ruling.

In its lawsuit, Goldin Auction is seeking to prevent Bryant from interfering with the planned auction of some 100 collectibles from his high-school days in suburban Philadelphia and his early career with the Los Angeles Lakers.[/pullquote]

Bryant has been in a legal dispute with the auction house since the beginning of the month when the news broke that Kobe’s mother, Pamela, was attempting to sell off her son’s basketball memorabilia to fund the purchase of a new property in Nevada.

The trial to settle the dispute is set for June 17.

H/T to Mark Medina

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