0219 Peterson vs Lukoil Academic PBC

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ARBITRAL AWARD

(BAT 0219/11)

by the
BASKETBALL ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL (BAT)

Mr. Raj Parker

in the arbitration proceedings between

Mr Travis Peterson

represented by Mr Samuel Cipriano, NetWorth Sports, 1410 Techny Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062, USA

-Claimant

vs.

Lukoil Academic PBC

Postoyanstvo Str. 67A, 1111 Sofia, Bulgaria

-Respondent

AWARD

Upon providing both parties with an opportunity to be heard and having ascertained his jurisdiction and considered the factual and legal arguments as well as the requests for relief submitted in this case, the Arbitrator decides as follows:

1. Lukoil Academic PBC is ordered to pay to Mr Travis Peterson outstanding salaries and bonus in the amount of USD 26,500.00, together with interest payable at a rate of 5% per annum as follows:

a.
on USD 2,000.00 from 31 December 2010;
b.
on USD 3,500.00 from 11 March 2011;
c.
on USD 2,000.00 from 24 March 2011;
d.
on USD 8,000.00 from 10 May 2011;
e.
on USD 8,000.00 from 1 June 2011; and
f.
on USD 3,000.00 from 5 June 2011.

Lukoil Academic PBC is ordered to pay to Mr Travis Peterson the amount of USD 4,000.00 as a contribution towards his legal costs and expenses.

The costs of this arbitration until the present Award, which were determined by the President of the BAT to be in the amount of EUR 3,050.00 shall be borne by Lukoil Academic PBC alone. Accordingly, Lukoil Academic PBC shall pay to Mr Travis Peterson EUR 3,050.00. The balance of the Advance on Costs, in the amount of EUR 950 will be reimbursed to Mr Travis Peterson by the BAT.

Any arbitration costs associated with a Request for Reasons (see attached Notice) shall be advanced and borne by the requesting party.

Any other or further requests for relief are dismissed.

Geneva, seat of the arbitration, 26 January 2012

Raj Parker (Arbitrator)

Arbitral Award

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Notice about Request for Reasons

in accordance with Article 16.2 of the BAT Rules:

“By agreeing to submit their dispute to arbitration under these Rules, the Parties agree that, where the value of the dispute does not exceed EUR 30,000, the Arbitrator will issue an award without reasons. The Arbitrator shall deliver reasons only in the case where a party

a) files a request to that effect at any stage from when the Request for Arbitration is filed until no later than ten (10) days after the notification of the award without reasons; and

b) pays the respective advance on costs as determined and within the time limit set by the BAT Secretariat.”

On 21 October 2011 the BAT Secretariat informed the Parties that the amount of the advance on costs to be paid for a reasoned award in this case is EUR 5,000.00. The time limit for payment thereof shall be set by the BAT Secretariat upon receipt of the Request for Reasons, if any.