The former Miami Heat lawyer who says she was fired for requesting maternity leave has failed to wriggle free of an arbitration agreement she signed when she was hired. 

Vered Yakovee, who served as an associate general counsel for the NBA team from March 2015 until December 2019, had argued that the agreement was unconscionable because it was presented as a “take it or leave it” proposition and she wasn’t given enough time to review or negotiate the terms of the agreement. 

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