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Christian Burns wins arbitration vs Sutor

Christian Burns

Christian Burns (203 cm, Philadelphia’07) filed a claim at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) against his former team, S.S. Sutor Montegranaro for outstanding salaries, agents fees, tax certificates and interest. In addition, the Claimants filed a request for provisional measures preventing the Club from depleting its funds, and requested injunctive relief. Burns played 30 games for the Italian club in the 2012-13 season.

The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal issued this award after the club did file an answer within the set time limits:

1. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay Mr. Christian Burns an amount of USD 67,955.29, net of tax, as contractual damages, plus interest at 5% per annum on such amount from 11 June 2013 onwards.

 

2. S.S. Sutor Srl shall deliver to Mr. Christian Burns tax certificates for all the sums paid to him relating to the fiscal year 2012 and for all the sums paid to him relating to the fiscal year 2013.

 

3. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay Hart Sports Management an amount of USD 3,500 as contractual damages, plus interest at 1% per month on such amount from 16 October 2012 onwards.

 

4. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay Hart Sports Management an amount of USD 3,500 as contractual damages, plus interest at 1% per month on such amount from 16 November 2012 onwards.

 

5. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay Players Group an amount of USD 3,500 as contractual damages, plus interest at 1% per month on such amount from 16 October 2012 onwards.

 

6. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay Players Group an amount of USD 3,500 as contractual damages, plus interest at 1% per month on such amount from 16 November 2012 onwards.

 

7. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay jointly to Mr. Christian Burns, Hart Sports Management and Players Group an amount of EUR 6,750 as a partial reimbursement of their arbitration costs.

 

8. S.S. Sutor Srl shall pay jointly to Mr. Christian Burns, Hart Sports Management and Players Group an amount of EUR 10,000 as a contribution to their legal fees and expenses.

 

9. Any other or further-reaching requests for relief are dismissed

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