Former Soccer Star Willing To Settle NY Cosmos Firing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 24, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for former Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona told a New York federal judge on Friday that he will consider settling a dispute with the New York Cosmos LLC over his 2014 firing as a team consultant once the judge rules on the Cosmos' recent motion to dismiss.

"There has been no discussion regarding settlement at this point," Cantona's lawyers wrote in a letter to U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams. "The defendant is open to settlement discussions after this court's ruling on defendant's motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs agree to take part in such discussions."

The retired French footballer filed the...

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