Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal’s attorneys are trying to dismiss his FTX lawsuit.John Raux/AP

  • Shaquille O’Neal’s attorneys are trying to dismiss his FTX lawsuit.

  • They claimed that the court documents had not been sufficiently served to him.

  • O’Neal was served after a three-month manhunt, according to tweets from a law firm last month.

Shaquille O’Neal is trying to get his FTX lawsuit dismissed, saying the way papers were served to him was “inadequate”.

The basketball star was served last month after a three-month chase tweets by the law firm dealing with the case.

“Plaintiffs in the billion-dollar FTX class action just served @SHAQ on his house,” The Moskowitz Law Firm tweeted on 17. “His home video cameras recorded our service and we have made it very clear that he must not destroy or erase any of these security tapes as they must be retained for our lawsuit.”

Now O’Neal’s attorneys are trying to dismiss the lawsuits against him. In a court filing, they said the legal documents were “thrown” in front of O’Neal’s car as he drove out of his Georgia home and pulled off “the road they landed on.”

The attorneys wrote in the court filing, “Mr. O’Neal did not evade service by not being at the homes where plaintiffs belatedly attempted to serve, or by driving past strangers who approached his car .”

Adam Moskowitz, managing partner at The Moskowitz Law Firm, told Insider in a statement, “It’s really disappointing and surreal. The video will show Mr. O’Neal finally being served after many months of hiding while trying to potentially injure his process servers. We expected better from an officer of the law. Mr. O’Neal and his attorneys must stop running and deal with the serious allegations.”

Shaq officials did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, which was made outside of normal business hours.

In November, investors filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against several celebrities and public figures who supported Sam Bankman-Fried’s failed FTX. The suit wears celebrities like Tom Brady, Steph Curry and Larry David.

FTX and sister company Alameda Research imploded in November. High-level figures from the failed crypto exchange, including co-founder and former CEO Bankman-Fried, are now facing fraud charges.

After dozens of failed attempts to serve O’Neal’s papers, attorneys previously attempted to serve him with an electronic link sent to his social media, Bloomberg reported. However, the presiding judge did not allow the method, he added.

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