WWE has seen a lot of lawsuits, and some pretty crazy ones as well. They were able to dodge concussion lawsuits, and they recently closed up a long-running lawsuit over Randy Orton’s tattoos. Now they need to wrap things up once again with another lawsuit.
Marvin Jackson, who previously filed a lawsuit against WWE over alleged injuries sustained during WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, has taken further legal action. After the case was dismissed by The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, Jackson filed a notice of appeal with the court on May 11th.
United States District Judge Mark T. Pittman ruled in favor of WWE’s request to move the lawsuit from the District Court to arbitration. However, the grounds on which Jackson is basing his appeal were not specified in the filing.
With the court dismissing the lawsuit with prejudice, Marvin Jackson is now required to proceed with arbitration in his pursuit of a legal resolution. This means he will have to enter into an arbitration process to seek potential remedies.
PW Insider reports that the lawsuit is over WrestleMania injuries that this fan allegedly suffered, where pyro is to blame. The lawsuit, that was originally filed in Texas, was later dismissed.
Marvin Jackson, who filed a lawsuit against WWE over alleged injuries that occurred while attending WrestleMania 38 in Dallas that was later dismissed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, filed a notice of appeal on 5/11 with the Court.
We will have to see how both sides proceed from this point on. Obviously, WWE isn’t finished with this lawsuit just yet. Only time will tell if Marvin Jackson gets what he wants out of the situation, but WWE certainly wants to be rid of this lawsuit over the pyro attached to one of the biggest WrestleMania events of all time.
If WWE loses a lawsuit over pyro, that could also set a dangerous precedent, opening the door for future lawsuits where fans can claim injury over their live event presentation. We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Ringside News.
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