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Vince McMahon-Oliver Luck headed for trial after settlement talks last nine minutes

The two parties are suing each other over Luck's XFL commissioner contract.

Alpha Entertainment's Vince McMahon and former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck's lawsuits against one another are headed to trial after today's settlement talks lasted just nine minutes.

Pro Football Talk and The Athletic's Daniel Kaplan report that mediators met with representatives for both sides on Wednesday in an attempt to reach a settlement agreement, but that talks quickly fizzled. 

Luck is suing McMahon's company for $23.8 million in compensation from his XFL contract, after McMahon had provided a personal guarantee that Luck would be paid. McMahon countersued Luck, alleging that Alpha incurred damages of over $572,000 as a result of Luck breaching his contract and duties. 

A trial date has been set for July 11.

This iteration of the XFL was announced in January 2018, and kicked off in February 2020. Luck was named commissioner of the league in June 2018. 

After suspending operations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the XFL fired Luck and all of its employees, then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections three days later in April 2020. 

A group led by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and business partner Dani Garcia ended up purchasing the XFL in August 2020, and the league is now set for a February 2023 relaunch.