Hearing Over WWE Motion to Dismiss MLW Lawsuit Cancelled

A hearing over WWE’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them by MLW has been cancelled. PWInsider reports that the US District Court, California Northern District (San Jose) has canceled the hearing, which was scheduled for September 29th and was to hear arguments about whether the lawsuit brought by MLW should be dismissed. The judge in the case will make a decision on whether to dismiss without hearing the arguments, although there is no word on when they will be done.

MLW filed the lawsuit back in January alleging intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic relations, and a violation of the Sherman Antitrust act among other things. The suit alleges that WWE interfered with and thus caused the cancellation of an MLW deal with Tubi, which is owned by FOX, and prevented VICE TV from coming to terms with MLW on a deal. WWE filed a motion to dismiss in May arguing that MLW failed to allege a plausible claim against WWE, has not provided any evidence that WWE has a “monopoly power”, has not plausibly allege any exclusionary conduct from WWE, that MLW’s claim of WWE intentionally interfering with contracts is “implausible and unsupported with factual allegations” and that MLW’s claims lack standing.

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