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STEINER VS. TNA LAWSUIT DISMISSED

By Mike Johnson on 2016-02-29 20:06:00

TNA's lawsuit against Scott Steiner was dismissed on 2/22 by the Chancery Court in Nashville, TN.  The Judge's ruling issuing the dismissal noted that it was being done with "prejudice", meaning that TNA would be barred from filing the lawsuit down the line and re-opening the civil case.

TNA sued Steiner in June 2012, claiming he breached his (by then expired) TNA contract by making disparaging remarks about TNA, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard, among others. TNA had sought damages and an injunction to stop Steiner from speaking out.

In responding to TNA's suit against him, Steiner denied that he ever agreed to not disparage the company, that speaking out against it would breach his deal, that he was involved in a "concerted effort to disparage" the company and its officers, that he ignored requests to stop, that he is in a legal and binding agreement with TNA and that TNA has suffered damages as a result of his actions.

Steiner had stated his TNA deal expired and while he was offered a new contract, he opted to turn it down and never executed the deal.  As time went on, every single person Steiner went after via social media has departed TNA, which made the company's decision to keep pursuing the matter all the more puzzling.

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