Cho Song-hwa, a professional volleyball player, lost the first trial in a lawsuit for nullity of contract termination
- on Dec 14, 2022
Former professional volleyball player Songhwa Cho, a former member of the IBK Industrial Bank team, who was in the spotlight for unauthorized departure, lost the lawsuit on the merits following an application for a provisional injunction to terminate the contract.
On the 14th, the 14th Civil Settlement Division (Presiding Judge Seo Bo-min) of the Seoul Central District Court ruled against the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by Mr. Cho against the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) and others, including the invalidation of the contract termination.
Mr. Cho, who started last season as the main setter and captain of IBK Industrial Bank, was known to have left the team twice in November of last year, causing controversy.
While the player explained that it was deteriorating health, IBK Industrial Bank argued that it was an unauthorized departure, and in the 메이저놀이터 process, the volleyball world was infested with controversies such as the dismissal of former coach Seo Nam-won and the appointment of coach Kim Sa-ni, who had left the team for a similar period, as acting coach.
In the midst of a tense confrontation between Mr. Cho and the club, IBK Industrial Bank officially announced the termination of the player contract for Mr. Cho in December of last year.
However, Mr. Cho’s side immediately filed a lawsuit, saying that the club announced the termination of the contract to the media without individual communication.
During the trial, Mr. Cho said, “Mr. Cho wants to play as a player again. Members of the reward and punishment committee also asked if it could be (resolved) through dialogue between the parties.” did,” he claimed.
On the other hand, the club side said, “It is an excuse that (Mr. Cho’s) injury treatment was not done properly. I gave Jo) a chance,” he emphasized.
The court of first instance dismissed all of Cho’s claims and sided with IBK Industrial Bank. It is the intention that Mr. Cho’s behavior is the right thing to do. The court also did not accept Cho’s request for a provisional injunction to terminate the contract.
According to the judgment of the court, the club’s contract with Mr. Cho is maintained. The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) accepted the request of IBK Industrial Bank in December of last year and announced Cho as a free player in accordance with Article 13 of the Athlete Registration Regulations (Registration of Free Players).