Soccer Team Wants Arbitration In Ex-Coach's Firing Dispute

Law360, Philadelphia (August 24, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The Philadelphia Union professional soccer team on Wednesday responded to a lawsuit by former manager Piotr Nowak for unjust termination, arguing that the dispute should be settled in arbitration, rather than in federal court.

The Major League Soccer team argued that Nowak's employment agreement explicitly stated that any dispute over the terms of the agreement, including termination, will be handled by arbitration. The manager, who was fired in June, sought declaratory judgment that the team breached his contract agreement.

But the team argued that this was...
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