Last year, Major League Wrestling (MLW) filed an antitrust lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment. MLW claimed that WWE monopolized the pro wrestling industry. They allege that WWE has informed the third parties to avoid conducting business with MLW.
Recently, WWE filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. However, the judge denied WWE’s request. Wrestlenomics reported that Jerry McDevitt who represents WWE vs. MLW lawsuit has decided to retire from the profession. McDevitt stated that the case would stretch to 2025.
“As you may know, since early 2022 I have been working towards retirement. I had hoped that the Court would again dismiss MLW’s lawsuit as it did the first time. When it did not, and it became obvious that the case would run into at least 2025 in all probability, I advised my client that I would be wrapping things up by year-end and that it would make sense for them to secure counsel who can go the distance on the case now that discovery will be starting.”H/T Wrestlenomics
Jerry McDevitt has represented WWE in numerous lawsuits for more than four decades.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Warton & Garrison LLP’s Walter F. Brown, Karen L. Dunn, William Michael, and Brette M. Tannenbaum are defending World Wrestling Entertainment in the ongoing antitrust lawsuit.
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