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Nowak v. Penna. Professional Soccer, et al., EDPA, No. 12-416 (January 11, 2016)

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Is binding arbitration an effective alternative to litigation for employment disputes? One PA federal court thinks it’s not.

Ogletree Deakins • January 18, 2016
In a case that could act as a jumping off point for discussion regarding the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration in employment cases, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ultimately upheld an arbitrator’s decision that a soccer coach’s firing did not violate his employment agreement. Nowak v. Penna. Professional Soccer, et al., EDPA, No. 12-416 (January 11, 2016). In its published opinion, the court provided its own view of binding arbitration as a problem resolution mechanism – and the language is not supportive of that form of ADR.