It turns out that New York Knicks owner James Dolan will attend a scheduled mediation meeting between him and Knicks legend Charles Oakley on Tuesday. But now it seems that Dolan is not required to attend this meeting:
THAT IS NEW: James Dolan has nothing to do with Charles Oakley tomorrow. This morning, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new arbitration decision in Oakley v. Dolan, stating that telephone arbitration can only be conducted with an attorney at law. pic.twitter.com/QudykxNCAz
– Daniel Gelding (@WALLACHLEGAL) 30. March 2020
Dolan recently tested positive for the coronavirus, but appears to be healthy after an earlier report stating that he was healthy enough to work. We only hope that the owner of the Knicks will follow the necessary quarantine procedures to prevent the virus from spreading. As we all know the coronavirus is highly contagious and it would be best for everyone if Dolan would just stay in quarantine in her own home.
As for the conciliation meeting, it seems to take place with or without Dolan. The aim of mediation is to find a solution between the two parties before the case is actually brought to court. Both parties seem to have calmed down a bit, especially considering that this event took place about two years ago.
However, it would not be surprising if this were to be another stalemate, as both parties are still looking for a way out of this rather peculiar situation. Oakley doesn’t seem to be retreating and knowing Dolan, he probably won’t move an inch.
Stay tuned for the next chapter of this Knick fight.
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