Charlton have revealed that manager Iain Dowie was served with writ particulars this morning.
Dowie is being sued by Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan for ’fraudulent representation’.
Jordan claims he released Dowie from his contract in order to allow the 41-year to be re-united with his family in the north west.
However, last month Dowie was appointed Charlton’s new boss in a move that enraged Jordan who is now seeking compensation through the courts.
A writ was served for “fraudulent statements about his (Dowie’s) reasons for leaving the club” and today the particulars of the action were delivered to Dowie.
Jordan took another swipe at Charlton on Tuesday when Peter Taylor was unveiled as the new Palace boss, highlighting that he had paid £300,000 (€440,000) in compensation to Hull for the former England-Under 21 coach.
Charlton chief executive Peter Varney said today: “For legal reasons we cannot make any further comment at this stage.
“But we have noted the further derogatory comments made by Simon Jordan at a Crystal Palace press conference this week both in relation to Iain Dowie and our football club.
“The matter is being dealt with both by the club lawyers and we will not be making any additional statements at this time.”