Ex-ref Tim Donaghy wins lawsuit

Updated: June 18, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A Florida jury has awarded a disgraced former NBA referee $1.3 million in a lawsuit against the company that published his memoir.

Tim Donaghy sued Shawna Vercher and her company, VTi Group, in Pinellas County civil court, saying he hadn't been paid. The now-defunct company published Donaghy's 2010 book about referees and the NBA.

On Friday, a jury found Vercher's company liable for breach of contract. Vercher and her company were also cited by the jury for ...

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