Current WWE star Matt Riddle has made a new status report in the ongoing Samantha Tavel lawsuit case in which he is a defendant.
In the filing made to court on April 21, it was stated that Riddle’s side had attempted to contact Tavel’s side to file a joint status report but never heard back.
It was also stated that Matt Riddle expects to file a Summary Judgement against Tavel to argue why the case should be thrown out.
Tavel is seeking a jury trial, but Riddle doesn’t believe one is necessary and instead wants the presiding judge to rule over the case when the trial is completed.
Riddle’s filing states that Tavel “demanded $10 million to settle” the case, and that Riddle “would not consider a magistrate-led settlement conference at this time”.
As per the filing, it’s believed the earliest the two sides could go to trial is May 2022.
Riddle’s filing laid out the following discovery plan:
(a) Electronically stored information (“ESI”) will be furnished in PDF or .TIFF format, unless another format is otherwise agreed upon. Prior to conducting any ESI discovery, the parties shall meet and confer on a list of custodians and search terms.
(b) The parties will seek, prior to the production of any documents, a protective order limiting the use of certain documents produced in connection with the litigation of the instant case, and mandating that each party will destroy all documents produced to it by the opposing party following the final appeal of the instant case.
(c) The parties will make all initial disclosures within 30 days of the Joint Status or by May 21, 2021.
(d) The parties do not currently anticipate calling any expert witness in this matter, but reserve the right to do so.
(e) Physical or mental examinations of any party whose mental or physical condition is in controversy are not anticipated.
(f) All discovery will be completed by December 31, 2021. Any written interrogatories or requests for production shall be served no later than thirty (30) days before the discovery cut-off, a date that allows the served parties the full thirty (30) days as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in which to answer or produce by the discovery cut-off date. This does not limit the parties’ ability to demand that the other side fully respond to disputed discovery requests.
(g) No other matter is pertinent to the completion of discovery at this time
We’ll continue to keep you updated with further developments.