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By Mike Johnson on 2022-08-19 13:51:00

A jury trial in the lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment filed by Jackson Parsons has been set for 2/06/23 before Florida Middle District Court, has learned.

Parsons filed a lawsuit in June 2021, alleging that on 7/22/19 in Tampa, a van rented by WWE was being driven by a WWE employee, Gaitan Thomas, "who was on the job at the time,"   The van was involved in a motor vehicle accident with Parsons, who was riding a bicycle at the time.    Thomas works as a props expert for WWE.   WWE legal filings in the case have described Thomas as "an independent contractor engaged" by the company.

As a result of the incident, Parson claimed he has "suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish.” In his filing, he claimed he will be dealing with permanent issues due to the accident, citing he “suffered physical injuries, pain-and-suffering, disability and the inability and loss of the capacity to lead and enjoy a normal life, inconvenience, disfigurement, scarring and mental anguish,” and further asserts that his injuries and suffering are permanent, that he has incurred past medical expenses and will incur future medical expenses on account of the motor vehicle accident, and that he has also suffered “a loss of earnings and earning capacity, both in the past and in the future."

In his lawsuit, Parsons stated that he has lost the quality of life that he moved to Florida in order to seek and noted past medical expenses stemming from the accident are already in the amount of $171,430.38.  He cited a loss of earnings, past and future, estimated at $75,036.00–$100,048.00 and projected his future medical expenses in the amount of $314,850.00.  The lawsuit also seeks $76,500.00 for Parsons' Pain and suffering, mental anguish and inconvenience as well as $401,500 for future pain and suffering.  Court filings stated that in December 2020, Parsons demanded a settlement demand, in writing, in the amount of $1,064,328.38.

The two sides have been going back and forth before the court over the matter in recent months and settlement discussions have fizzled without a resolution.  The two sides have until December 2022 to file any motions related to the case.

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