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Fan lawsuit vs. Kobe Bryant revived

Updated: December 22, 2011, 2:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- A fan's lawsuit against Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant over a courtside incident in Memphis, Tenn., six years ago has been returned to a lower court.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled Thursday that a federal district court was right to dismiss the fan's claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. But the lower court was told to take another look at the lawsuit's claim of assault and battery.

The fan charged that Bryant had knocked ...

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