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Holland takes action against Tigers

03/04/2008 11:16:18 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne defender Ben Holland has launched a Supreme Court writ against his former AFL club Richmond and former Tigers' president Clinton Casey over what he claims are unpaid payments.

Holland was seeking more than $500,000 in unpaid payments and damages in the writ lodged with the Victorian Supreme Court, the Nine Network reported.

The dispute relates to a three-year contract signed by Holland with the Tigers in 2001.

Holland claims he was offered $1.33 million to join Adelaide for three years, compared to an offer from the Tigers worth $800,000 over the same period.

But, on top of that offer from the Tigers, Holland claims that at a meeting with then-Tigers president Casey and others, he was promised other incentives to stay with the club.

They included $180,000 worth of land, other property development opportunities, share parcels in a company run by Casey and the right to work as a podiatrist at an aged care facility owned by Casey.

Holland said those offers were made in a combination of written, oral and implied forms, but were never met, Nine reported.

Holland played for Richmond from 1996 to 2003, before joining Melbourne in 2004.

Casey was the Richmond president from 2000 to 2005.

Richmond told Nine the club had recently become aware of Holland's claims, had asked their legal advisers to investigate and were awaiting advice.

They had also notified the AFL of the claim.

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