Lance Allred vs. Halcones UV Xalapa at BAT

Lance Allred

American-Mexican player Lance Allred and his agent John Greig filed a claim against Mexican club Halcones UV Xalapa at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) for outstanding salaries, bonuses, contractual benefits, penalties, tax certificates, injunctive relief, agents fees and interest. The team answered that it never entered into a contract with the player and that the player entered into a contract with a separate entity.

The Arbitrator partially upheld the claim. Here are the details of the award:

1. Halcones de Xalapa, A.C. is ordered to pay to Mr. Lance Allred the amounts of

a. USD 55,154.86 (gross), plus interest of 5% p.a. since 25 March 2014;
b. MXN 67,000.00 (gross), plus interest of 5% p.a. since 25 March 2014;
c. USD 3,733.33 (net), plus interest of 5% p.a. since 22 July 2014;

d. USD 4,200.00 (net).

2. Halcones de Xalapa, A.C. is ordered to pay to Mr. John Greig the amount of USD 11,000.00 (net), plus interest of 5% p.a. since 22 July 2014.
3. Halcones de Xalapa A.C. is ordered to pay jointly to Mr. Lance Allred and Mr. John Grieg the amount of EUR 11,159.92 as a reimbursement of the advance on arbitration costs.
4. Halcones de Xalapa A.C. is ordered to pay jointly to Mr. Lance Allred and Mr. John Grieg the amount of EUR 9,000.00 as a contribution towards their legal fees and expenses. Halcones de Xalapa A.C. shall bear its own legal fees and expenses.
5. Halcones de Xalapa A.C. is ordered to submit to Mr. Lance Allred within 30 days the tax certificates for the salaries paid to him in 2013.
6. Halcones de Xalapa A.C. is ordered to submit to Mr. Lance Allred the tax certificates for all payments to Mr. Lance Allred as ordered by this award, within 30 days of filing the respective tax returns to the local tax authorities.
7. Any other or further-reaching claims for relief are dismissed.

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