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Seibu Lions receive a legal brief from Hiromoto Okubo

by on Feb.17, 2011 @ 12:27 am, under NPB

The Seibu Lions announced today that they received a legal brief from Hiromoto Okubo on Monday claiming that the team owed him money (various compensation fees).

Said Lions managing director Noriaki Iida, "[A similar suit was rejected in the courts already], I don't know why they're continuing to push this.  We will take a strong stance on this. ... [Hiroki] Okubo is using a portion of the media to talk about his side of the story.  We feel strongly that he is defaming the name of both the Seibu Lions and [Yusei] Kikuchi. ... We will protect Kikuchi's name."

See also:

Hiromoto Okubo sues Seibu Lions for wrongful termination