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WWE CONCUSSION LAWSUIT HEARING SET FOR THIS AFTERNOON

By Mike Johnson on 2017-03-02 02:30:00

A hearing is set for this afternoon before Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford, CT regarding the sanctions Vince McMahon and WWE have requested the United States District Court of Connecticut take against attorneys Konstantine Kyros, Brenden Leydon, S. James Boumil, Anthony Norris, Erica C. Mirabella, and R. Christopher Gilreath, who have brought the concussion-related lawsuits against them last year.

Back in November 2016, WWE claimed that the attorneys had plagiarized some of the allegations against them from a NFL-concussion lawsuit, that the most recently amended complaint against the company included facts that had already been proven false over the course of discovery, that the complaint falsely claimed that WWE was aware of the effects of concussion-related disease such as CTE for decades, that WWE and Dr. Joseph Maroon (who oversees the Wellness Policy) have shot down claims and studies that several football players had been diagnosed with CTE, that WWE requested to examine the results and research on Chris Benoit's brain, that WWE hid their knowledge of the dangers of CTE and other concussive effects from their performers, and dozens of other points that WWE took issue with, ranging from how pro wrestling was presented and scripted to how long Maroon had been working with the company.  

The hearing will revolve around what sanctions, if any, the court will decide to take.

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