Miami Heat boss Pat Riley was properly served his subpoena before yesterday’s Heat-Indiana Pacers NBA playoff game at American Airlines Arena!
Notch one for Gossip Extra in the never-ending search for justice: Heat staffers changed their attitude drastically after our Wednesday story about Riley and the Heat ducking a process server. The guy just wanted to hand Riley paperwork for an upcoming trial involving Heat guard Dwyane Wade.
“I guess the Heat read your story,” said process server Chris Yeoman of Gotcha Legal Services. “We figured we’d try it again and we went back to the arena.
“This time, their lawyer came out and was very nice and polite, and accepted service for Riley. Everything suddenly became very easy.”
Last week, the same team in-house lawyer, Raquel Libman, refused to accept the paperwork and sent the process server on his way — possibly breaking state laws and risking contempt of court charges.
The subpoena is for Riley to testify in Chicago in a trial designed to expose Wade’s financial situation.
While Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches are officially divorced, the trial should determine her cut of the marital assets.
Lisa Macci, Funches’ lawyer, bitterly complained about the “rude and unprofessional” attitude of Heat staff in a motion filed Wednesday in a Miami-Dade County court. Macci asked the judge to force Riley to accept the paperwork.