Former Duke hoops star Christian Laettner told the N&O earlier this month that he and partner Brian Davis expect to fully settle all the outstanding claims against them.
Among the people who was surprised to hear that was Aaron Bailey, a Raleigh attorney who represents a client seeking to get back $1 million that he gave to Laettner and Davis as part of a failed attempt to purchase the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.
A superior court in California ruled in October that Laettner, Davis, Grizzly Holdings Acquisitions LLC and Ball Street Ventures LLC owed Leonard Simon $1,006,187.21.
A notice of foreign judgement was filed with the Durham County District Court in November.
Bailey says his client has yet to receive a dime from either Laettner or Davis and has not heard a word about when he may get paid.
"Laettner and Davis confessed final judgment, conceeding that they personally owe more than $1,000,000.00 to my client," Bailey said. "But since then, they have not taken one shining moment to repay it."
Laettner did not immediately return a call asking about the judgement for Simon.
In addition to saying that he and Davis are in the process of settling all outstanding claims, Laettner said earlier this month that the duo would be allowed to invest money in the final phase of the West Village development in Durham.
Late last year, Laettner and Davis, facing foreclosure, turned over control of the West Village tract that includes the Chesterfield to their lender, Select Capital Management of Rock Island, Ill.