Former Soccer Star Ends Firing Suit Against NY Cosmos

Law360, New York (March 28, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT) -- Former Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona and the New York Cosmos have agreed to drop a lawsuit over Cantona's 2014 firing as a team consultant, according to a stipulated dismissal filed in New York federal court Monday, putting an apparent end to the lawsuit over an incident that had marred the beginnings of the relaunched professional soccer club.

Cantona, who sought nearly $1 million and a 4 percent equity interest in the Cosmos, had hit the upstart North American Soccer League franchise for breach of contract after the team terminated his consulting deal after he reportedly punched a press photographer....

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