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June 13, 1991

Jurisprudence

Judge Catherine Gant, presiding over Judy Nelson's palimony suit against tennis star Martina Navratilova, removed herself from the case but declined to give her reasons until after the proceedings are concluded.

Navratilova, playing in a tournament in Birmingham, England, said she is "saying nothing on the advice of my lawyers."

* A Texas appeals court upheld a paternity lawsuit against Washington Redskins wide receiver Ricky Sanders that orders him to pay $10,000 a month to support a child who required constant medical monitoring because she had frequent breathing problems and was at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Olympics

Portland, Ore., will get the first look at what is expected to be the best basketball team ever assembled.

The 1992 U.S. men's Olympic team, which will include NBA stars for the first time, will make its debut there in the first Tournament of the Americas, which will determine the four teams from the Western Hemisphere that will compete in the Barcelona Games.

Jurisprudence

Judge Catherine Gant, presiding over Judy Nelson's palimony suit against tennis star Martina Navratilova, removed herself from the case but declined to give her reasons until after the proceedings are concluded.

Nelson, who lived with Navratilova from 1984 until the two separated in April, contends in the lawsuit filed last week that Navratilova violated terms of a "non-marital cohabitation agreement."

Navratilova, playing in a tournament in Birmingham, England, said she is "saying nothing on the advice of my lawyers."

* A Texas appeals court upheld a paternity lawsuit against Washington Redskins wide receiver Ricky Sanders that orders him to pay $10,000 a month to support a child who required constant medical monitoring because she had frequent breathing problems and was at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Catherine Michelle Bumgardner of Austin, Texas, had testified during the trial court hearing that she was a social worker on leave and that she would lose her job and health insurance if she could not find full-time nursing care for the child and return to work.

Sanders' attorney, James Farris, said the child's health had improved and Sanders was seeking a settlement in the case, but that this decision might require him to appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

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