NEW YORK — The battle between the National Hockey League and former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes isn't over yet.
The NHL filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Moyes on Friday.
It says Moyes violated a number of league agreements when he put the team in bankruptcy last year and then attempted to sell the franchise to Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie.
The bankruptcy filing sparked a legal battle that initially appeared to have ended in November, with Balsillie rejected as an owner and the league in control of the team.
In the new suit, filed in New York City, the NHL claims Moyes violated a 2006 promise not to explore any sale that would move the Coyotes out of Phoenix.
Moyes' lawyer said the suit has "no basis in law."