Richard Yarmuth, Attorney for Howard Schultz

By Jenni Carlson Modified: May 5, 2008 at 9:29 am •  Published: May 5, 2008
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What he's defending: Yarmuth has fought for sports in Seattle before, but he also has a passion for antitrust issues. Because the NBA is a monopoly, antitrust rules could apply.

Turn this into antitrust case, and Yarmuth might just score another big win in Seattle sports.

Sonic sound bite: "These Oklahoma City businessmen wanted a team that would play in Oklahoma City — not in Seattle. They were willing to lie, and did lie, to complete the deal." — Yarmuth in the written complaint filed with Schultz's lawsuit.