Philly Soccer Coach Firing Dispute Booted To Arbitration

Law360, Philadelphia (September 27, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge Wednesday ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Union soccer team in an employment dispute with fired team manager Piotr Nowak, finding that Nowak’s grievances against the team should be handled by arbitration and staying his suit pending the arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin concluded the terms of Nowak’s employment agreement with the team clearly stated that disagreements over wrongful termination should be settled by arbitration.

Nowak, who was fired by the team in June, had sought a declaratory judgment that the...
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