Miami Heat, Clear Channel Settle Suit
February 25, 2011 at 4:03 AM (PT)
The MIAMI HEAT and CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO have settled the NBA team's lawsuit against the radio operator and former flagship Sports WINZ-A, according to a Joint Notice of Settlement quietly filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of FLORIDA. The notice was filed with the court on JANUARY 28th and approved on the 31st, with terms left undisclosed.
The HEAT sued CLEAR CHANNEL and pulled its games off WINZ in OCTOBER, complaining that CLEAR CHANNEL's deal with the MIAMI DOLPHINS triggered a clause in the HEAT's contract entitling the NBA franchise to an "equivalent package" but that CLEAR CHANNEL waited until the eve of the NBA season before telling the HEAT that it was "not willing to provide the HEAT with any of the more beneficial material terms granted to the DOLPHINS," agreeing only not to preempt HEAT games.
The HEAT is now heard on crosstown LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Sports WAXY-A (790 THE TICKET)/MIAMI.