Major Arena Soccer League Litigation

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP has been retained by former employees of the Seattle Impact FC and Major Arena Soccer League to pursue claims for sexual assault, sexual harassment, the creation of a hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation, infliction of severe emotional distress, willful withholding of wages, and wrongful termination. You can find documents filed in the case, as well as any articles about the litigation below:

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News Articles and Related Resources

Changes for imploded Impact; new ownership in the works for troubled franchise (Kent Reporter, January 14, 2015)

Tacoma Stars buy rights to return to the highest level of professional indoor soccer (Seattle Times, January 14, 2015)

Dion Earl looking to sell local rights and fold his MASL team (Seattle Times, January 12, 2015)

Want to start an indoor pro soccer team? It’s a tough business (Seattle Times, December 21, 2014)

Prosecutors weigh sexual assault charges against Seattle Impact soccer-team owner Dion Earl (Seattle Times, December 19, 2014)

Soccer-team owner accused of sexual assault, harassment (Seattle Times, December 17, 2014)

ARENA SOCCER:  Impact Continue To Create Indoor ‘Collateral Damage’ (, November 29, 2014)

22 Players Walk Out on Seattle Impact FC Because of Owner (Kent Reporter, November 21, 2014)

Dion Earl Denies Sex Claims: “Have You Ever Seen A Picture Of My Wife?” (Deadspin, November 19, 2014)

Suit Alleges Soccer Team Owner’s Abuse (National Law Journal, November 17, 2014)

Seattle Impact FC Dancers Sue Coach Dion Earl Alleging Sexual Assault (Puget Sound Business Journal, November 14, 2014)

Pro Soccer Team Owner Accused of Attacking Cheerleaders (KIRO TV Seattle – Video Segment, November 13, 2014)

Lawyers Sue Seattle Impact FC Owner, League On Behalf of Former Employees (Kent Reporter, November 11, 2014)

Cheerleaders Focus of Seattle Litigation (Courthouse News, November 11, 2014) 

Suit: Seattle Arena Soccer Team Sexually Preys on Cheerleaders (Deadspin, November 10, 2014)

Impact FC Has Travelled Troubled Road to Opening Day (Bellingham Herald, November 7, 2014)

Soccer Team Owner Receives Sexual Harassment Protection Order (Kent Reporter, October 31, 2014)

“It’s on Us”

Unwanted sexual or gender-based conduct that interferes with an individual’s ability to perform or advance, especially at work, is unacceptable. Sexual harassment includes unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks. Sexual assault and sexual harassment can be stopped and prevented.

If you, or someone you know, is the victim of sexual assault or harassment in the workplace, act now and stop the abuse.

“It’s on Us” to prevent sexual assault.

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HKM clients talk with KIRO TV about their MASL case.

MASL Litigation Kiro Interview 2
MASL Litigation Kiro Interview 1