Attorneys in two separate complaints involving Tiger Woods are asking a courtroom to compel his ex-girlfriend, Erica Herman, to resolve her complaints by way of arbitration.
The primary go well with, filed in October 2022 by Herman, alleges a belief owned and created by the golf star violated the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act by breaking her oral tenancy settlement to proceed residing in Woods’ residence.
The submitting states the precise damages to Herman “are more likely to be measured in extra of $30,000,000.” Woods will not be named as a defendant within the October lawsuit.
In a movement filed by the trustee of Woods’ belief, Christopher Hubman is asking the courtroom to order Herman to arbitrate her claims towards the belief pursuant to an arbitration provision in a non-disclosure settlement (NDA) signed by her in 2017.
In an earlier briefing, Herman cited a statute that claims plaintiffs in sexual harassment or assault disputes can’t be compelled to arbitrate these claims.
Hubman can also be asking the courtroom to seek out that Herman’s claims should not topic to that statute.
“Herman does nothing greater than cite 9 U.S.C. §§ 401-402 and its salacious title … She has by no means asserted any claims for sexual assault or sexual harassment, doesn’t achieve this on this land-lord tenant motion and if truthful, can by no means achieve this,” attorneys for Hubman argued.
A newer grievance geared toward nullifying the NDA was served on Woods final week.
On this case, attorneys for Woods are additionally asking a courtroom to compel arbitration of all claims in his ex-girlfriend’s grievance.
Herman, who filed go well with final week, mentioned the NDA is unenforceable partially due to the brand new federal regulation invalidating arbitration clauses in sexual assault or sexual harassment circumstances.
“Nothing about Ms. Herman’s claims relate in any strategy to a sexual assault dispute or a sexual-harassment dispute, nor might they,” Woods’ lawyer wrote within the movement.