Ex-UConn coach Ollie takes dispute to state, federal court
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has brought his $10 million dispute with the school over his firing to both state and federal court.
A hearing is scheduled Friday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on a motion that would allow Ollie to move forward with a racial discrimination complaint against the school without jeopardizing his right to an arbitration hearing over his firing last year.
UConn has refused to waive a clause in its contract with Ollie’s union that could void arbitration if Ollie seeks to address the issue in another forum, including court.
Ollie’s lawyer, Jaques Parenteau, also filed motion Thursday in state Superior Court seeking an order that would allow him to depose out-of-state witnesses in the arbitration case, something that could extend that process by months, barring a settlement.
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