MLW Issues Statement After WWE’s Attempt To Have Amended Lawsuit Dismissed Was Denied

MLW Issues Statement After WWE’s Attempt To Have Amended Lawsuit Dismissed Was Denied WWE/MLW

Major League Wrestling (MLW) has issued a statement regarding the continuation of its antitrust lawsuit against WWE.

There have been several updates on the case playing out over the past several weeks.

Initially, WWE had requested that the case be dismissed, which it was, but MLW was granted the chance to file an amended version of the lawsuit which would then be considered again.

That’s exactly what happened, but once again WWE requested for it to be dismissed.

This time though, it wasn’t dismissed, and the case will be moving forward.

MLW has now issued the following (via the Wrestling Observer):

NEW YORK, NY – Kasowitz Benson Torres, on behalf of professional wrestling promotion company MLW Media, has defeated a motion to dismiss MLW’s amended complaint asserting federal antitrust and state law unfair competition claims against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for monopolizing and attempting to monopolize the market for the sale or licensing of media rights to professional wrestling events in the United States. MLW’s claims will now proceed to discovery. In denying the motion, Judge Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, held that MLW had sufficiently alleged all four elements of its antitrust claims— relevant market, market power, anticompetitive conduct and antitrust injury-and declined to dismiss the state law claims. Marc E. Kasowitz stated “We are pleased with Judge Davila’s well-reasoned opinion and look forward to recovering the substantial damages that MLW has suffered as a result of WWE’s many years of egregious anticompetitive behavior.”The Kasowitz Benson Torres team representing MLW Media is led by partner Marc E. Kasowitz and includes partners Christine A. Montenegro, Nicholas A. Rendino and Jason S. Takenouchi.

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3 months ago by Liam Winnard

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