Rodney White vs. Guaiqueries at BAT

Rodney White

Rodney White filed a claim versus former club Guaqueries de Margarita (Venezuela-LPB) at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) for outstanding salaries, penalties, and interest. The claimant submitted that the team only made partial payments based on their contract. The team answered that it had paid the player more than what he claims he received but could not provide documentation. The Arbitrator partially upheld the player’s claim.

The Award reads as follows:

1. Guaiqueries De Margarita B.B.C. is ordered to pay to Mr. Rodney White the total amount of USD 138,296.00 net, plus interest as follows:

a. 5% p.a. on USD 16,670.00 since 17 December 2012;

b. 5% p.a. on USD 17,500.00 since 2 January 2013;

c. 5% p.a. on USD 17,500.00 since 17 January 2013;

d. 5% p.a. on USD 17,500.00 since 2 February 2013;

e. 5% p.a. on USD 17,500.00 since 17 February 2013;

f. 5% p.a. on USD 17,500.00 since 2 March 2013;

g. 5% p.a. on USD 34,126.00 since 3 March 2013.

2. Guaiqueries De Margarita B.B.C. is ordered to pay to Mr. Rodney White the amount of EUR 2,992.50 as a reimbursement of the advance on arbitration costs.

3. Guaiqueries De Margarita B.B.C. is ordered to pay to Mr. Rodney White the amount of USD 6,000.00 and EUR 4,000.00 as a contribution towards his legal fees and expenses. Guaiqueries De Margarita B.B.C. shall bear its own legal fees and expenses.

4. Any other or further-reaching claims for relief are dismissed.

 

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