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Promoter Sues Ted Williams’ Son

November 4, 2002

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) _ The son of Hall of Famer Ted Williams is being sued by a promoter who contends he is owed more money from the sale of NBA sports memorabilia.

Jury selection began Monday. The case is expected to last up to two weeks.

Lane Forman is suing John Henry Williams for his portion of the profits for the sale of products bearing pictures of Charles Barkley and Larry Bird. Forman said he was promised 5 percent of the gross profits in agreements signed with Williams’ Grand Slam Marketing from 1992-94.

Williams says he paid Forman $2,500. Forman says he received one payment of $1,710 and is seeking $250,000 in damages.

Forman’s lawyer said he has never been able to calculate how much profit Williams made off the Bird and Barkley deals because Williams’ lawyers will not turn over financial records.

Ted Williams died in July. His son and other children have been in a dispute over whether the former Red Sox star should be cremated or frozen.

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