Juventus backlink suit against Juventus over FA charge
Juventus backlinked a lawsuit against the Juventus Football Club for a charge of “unlawful interference” with their football team’s player registrations.
According to the complaint filed by the club on March 10, the charges were based on the fact that Juve’s players had been registered as “affiliated players” on an association website.
However, according to the lawsuit, this was not the case.
Instead, the club claimed that the registered players had “substantially identical names, photographs and other identifying information” to those of their professional peers.
Juventus are also seeking an injunction to stop the club from registering its players as “associated players” as well as a restraining order to stop their agents from acting as agents for their players.
The suit is seeking an immediate injunction preventing the Juventus agents from registering the players as associated players.
In addition, the suit seeks to prevent the Juventus association from continuing to act as a front company for Juventus and to prevent any subsequent transfer of Juventus players to other clubs.
The association is not directly liable for the charges against the players, but the lawsuit claims that it was “responsible for all the fraudulent activity that resulted from the fraudulent registration and use of the player names.”
According to Juventus, the players’ registration with Juve was made “by mistake.”
However, the complaint argues that “a substantial part of the defendants’ actions were deliberate” and that they “were aware of the serious harm to the reputation of Juventus as a club” and “took every reasonable step to prevent such harm.”
Juventus have not commented on the suit.