04/05/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Apr 05, 2014

Ed Schultz's Legal Problems Are Back


Ed Schultz faced a setback in a long-running battle on Friday when a judge ruled that a lawsuit against him could proceed.

The lawsuit has been going slowly through the courts since 2011. That's when the MSNBC host was sued by a former business partner, Michael Queen.

From HuffPost's 2011 coverage:

Michael Queen, an engineer in NBC's Washington bureau, filed a federal lawsuit against Schultz for at least $100,000—the amount Queen says he is owed as a portion of the profits from "The Ed Show." Queen claimed in a press release that it was his idea to get Schultz on television, and that Schultz said, "any TV deal will obviously involve you." MSNBC President Phil Griffin turned the idea down, Queen alleges, only to change his mind a year later—when, according to Queen, Schultz went ahead without him, and cut him out of any financial windfall from the deal.

Schultz has denied the claims, and, in 2012, Queen's suit was tossed out of court. But an appeals court restored the suit on Friday, the Washington Post reported, meaning that Schultz is still potentially liable.

Read more at the Washington Post.