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By Mike Johnson on 2024-03-12 11:00:00

The lawsuit brought by Marvin Jackson against WWE over alleged injuries that occurred while attending Wrestlemania 38 in Dallas has been ordered back to arbitration, has confirmed.

On 3/8, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held up a previous decision by District Court of Tarrant County, Texas that WWE was correct in  arguing that any issues arising from Jackson's claims would have to go to arbitration based on an agreement he entered when using the ticket to Wrestlemania 38 purchased by a relative.

Jackson filed a lawsuit against WWE on 1/12/23, alleging that he lost hearing in his left ear while an "invitee" to Wrestlemania 38 due to a pyrotechnics blast that occurred as part of the WWE production.   District Court of Tarrant County, Texas had dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, which traditionally meant Jackson could not bring the lawsuit back to life before the same court.   He filed the appeal but was again told that he would have to go to arbitration to seek any damages.

Jackson's lawsuit had requested a jury trial and was seeking monetary relief of more than $1,000,000, including damages of any kind, penalties, costs, expenses, prejudgment interest, and attorney’s fees. will update if there are any additional developments.

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