Nick Young Scores Victory With High School Coach
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Nick Young scored a huge victory in his $722k legal battle with his former high school coach, with a judge siding with the NBA star and throwing out a default judgement against him in the case — despite him blowing off the suit for months.
Here’s the latest: Earlier this month, Young headed to court demanding the judgement be vacated due to him never knowing about the lawsuit. He explained he was never served with the legal papers by his former manager and once he learned of it he quickly hired a lawyer. Young demanded the judge vacate the $722k judgement, reopen the case and allow him to defend himself properly.
The judge came back and sided with the NBA star by throwing out the default judgement and vacating the court order. The order will allow Young to continue on with the case and finally respond to the allegations in the complaint filed by his former coach.
Here’s the backstory: Nick’s former business manager and consultant, Andre Chevalier, sued demanding $700k. Chevalier – Nick’s high school basketball coach – signed on to be his business manager in 2007, as he was entering the NBA draft. The deal they signed would pay 2% of Nick’s endorsement and basketball paychecks.
He had been paid off of Nick’s agent’s cut, but later realized he was being screwed out of his cut on certain deals and sued Nick for $700k in damages.
Nick failed to respond to the lawsuit by the deadline and the judge awarded a default judgement to Chevailer, consisting of $655,571 (damages) + $65,557 (prejudgment interest) and $1,430 (other costs) for a grand total of $722,558.