WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by I'll Miss You Eddie Guerrero. VIVA LA RAZA » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 10:22:21


WWE FILES MOTIONS IN LESNAR LAWSUIT; ALLEGES "BRAZEN DISREGARD" OF
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
      By: Bob Ryder
      12/8/2005 7:42:33 PM

WWE's legal team filed motions on Tuesday in connection with their ongoing
legal battle with Brock Lesnar over conditions of his release from WWE.  The
motions were filed in the United States District Court for the District of
Connecticut asking "for a temporary restraining order and preliminary
injunction, for the reasons set forth in WWE's memorandum of law filed
concurrently herewith, to enjoin Plaintiff Brock Lesnar ("Lesnar") from
breaching the Settlement Agreement and General Release of All Claims (the
"Settlement Agreement") between WWE and Lesnar."

WWE is asking specifically that the court issue an injunction preventing
Lesnar from:

a:  performing or appearing in association with New Japan on December 10 and
11, 2005 and January 4, 2006;

b:  otherwise performing or appearing in association with New Japan or any
other person or entity involved in professional wrestling during the
pendency of this litigation;

c:  entering into any agreement to perform or appear in association with New
Japan or any other person or entity involved in professional wrestling
during the pendency of this litigation; and

d:  otherwise breaching his obligations to WWE under the Settlement
Agreement and General Release of All Claims.

In support of the request for the restraining order and injunction, WWE said
they "recently learned that Lesnar has entered into a contract to perform
for New Japan Pro Wrestling ("New Japan") on December 10 and 11, 2005 and
January 4, 2006 in brazen disregard and violation of the Settlement
Agreement and General Release of All Claims (the "Settlement Agreement")
specifically at issue in this matter".  WWE says in court filings they first
learned of this at a deposition held on November 21, 2005 "after months of
Lesnar concealing, and indeed affirmatively misrepresenting" dealings and
arrangements with New Japan.

In the deposition, Lesnar was questioned about his understanding of the
restrictions imposed by the Settlement Agreement.  Lesnar was asked "And on
its face do you understand (the Settlement Agreement) to prohibit you from
appearing for New Japan if enforceable?"  Lesnar's answer was "Yeah, I guess
so."  A followup question was asked of Lesnar, "And you made a decision not
to wait for the Court's decision on your request?"  Lesnar's response was,
"Exactly 100 percent right".

--

"I'm feeling froggy!"-Eddie Guerrero

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by the Bed » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 11:58:20

"M Mottola!(I'll Miss You Eddie Guerrero. VIVA LA RAZA!)"

Quote:
> WWE FILES MOTIONS IN LESNAR LAWSUIT; ALLEGES "BRAZEN DISREGARD" OF
> SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
>       By: Bob Ryder
>       12/8/2005 7:42:33 PM

> WWE's legal team filed motions on Tuesday in connection with their ongoing
> legal battle with Brock Lesnar over conditions of his release from WWE.
The
> motions were filed in the United States District Court for the District of
> Connecticut asking "for a temporary restraining order and preliminary
> injunction, for the reasons set forth in WWE's memorandum of law filed
> concurrently herewith, to enjoin Plaintiff Brock Lesnar ("Lesnar") from
> breaching the Settlement Agreement and General Release of All Claims (the
> "Settlement Agreement") between WWE and Lesnar."

> WWE is asking specifically that the court issue an injunction preventing
> Lesnar from:

> a:  performing or appearing in association with New Japan on December 10
and
> 11, 2005 and January 4, 2006;

> b:  otherwise performing or appearing in association with New Japan or any
> other person or entity involved in professional wrestling during the
> pendency of this litigation;

> c:  entering into any agreement to perform or appear in association with
New
> Japan or any other person or entity involved in professional wrestling
> during the pendency of this litigation; and

> d:  otherwise breaching his obligations to WWE under the Settlement
> Agreement and General Release of All Claims.

> In support of the request for the restraining order and injunction, WWE
said
> they "recently learned that Lesnar has entered into a contract to perform
> for New Japan Pro Wrestling ("New Japan") on December 10 and 11, 2005 and
> January 4, 2006 in brazen disregard and violation of the Settlement
> Agreement and General Release of All Claims (the "Settlement Agreement")
> specifically at issue in this matter".  WWE says in court filings they
first
> learned of this at a deposition held on November 21, 2005 "after months of
> Lesnar concealing, and indeed affirmatively misrepresenting" dealings and
> arrangements with New Japan.

> In the deposition, Lesnar was questioned about his understanding of the
> restrictions imposed by the Settlement Agreement.  Lesnar was asked "And
on
> its face do you understand (the Settlement Agreement) to prohibit you from
> appearing for New Japan if enforceable?"  Lesnar's answer was "Yeah, I
guess
> so."  A followup question was asked of Lesnar, "And you made a decision
not
> to wait for the Court's decision on your request?"  Lesnar's response was,
> "Exactly 100 percent right".

AWESOME.

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by Night Spiri » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 13:06:50

the Bede Boldly typed:

Quote:
> "M Mottola!(I'll Miss You Eddie Guerrero. VIVA LA RAZA!)"


>> WWE FILES MOTIONS IN LESNAR LAWSUIT; ALLEGES "BRAZEN DISREGARD" OF
>> SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
>>       By: Bob Ryder
>>       12/8/2005 7:42:33 PM

>> WWE's legal team filed motions on Tuesday in connection with their
>> ongoing legal battle with Brock Lesnar over conditions of his
>> release from WWE. The motions were filed in the United States
>> District Court for the District of Connecticut asking "for a
>> temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, for the
>> reasons set forth in WWE's memorandum of law filed concurrently
>> herewith, to enjoin Plaintiff Brock Lesnar ("Lesnar") from
>> breaching
>> the Settlement Agreement and General Release of All Claims (the
>> "Settlement Agreement") between WWE and Lesnar."

>> WWE is asking specifically that the court issue an injunction
>> preventing Lesnar from:

>> a:  performing or appearing in association with New Japan on
>> December 10 and 11, 2005 and January 4, 2006;

>> b:  otherwise performing or appearing in association with New Japan
>> or any other person or entity involved in professional wrestling
>> during the pendency of this litigation;

>> c:  entering into any agreement to perform or appear in association
>> with New Japan or any other person or entity involved in
>> professional wrestling during the pendency of this litigation; and

>> d:  otherwise breaching his obligations to WWE under the Settlement
>> Agreement and General Release of All Claims.

>> In support of the request for the restraining order and injunction,
>> WWE said they "recently learned that Lesnar has entered into a
>> contract to perform for New Japan Pro Wrestling ("New Japan") on
>> December 10 and 11, 2005 and January 4, 2006 in brazen disregard
>> and
>> violation of the Settlement Agreement and General Release of All
>> Claims (the "Settlement Agreement") specifically at issue in this
>> matter".  WWE says in court filings they first learned of this at a
>> deposition held on November 21, 2005 "after months of Lesnar
>> concealing, and indeed affirmatively misrepresenting" dealings and
>> arrangements with New Japan.

>> In the deposition, Lesnar was questioned about his understanding of
>> the restrictions imposed by the Settlement Agreement.  Lesnar was
>> asked "And on its face do you understand (the Settlement Agreement)
>> to prohibit you from appearing for New Japan if enforceable?"
>> Lesnar's answer was "Yeah, I guess so."  A followup question was
>> asked of Lesnar, "And you made a decision not to wait for the
>> Court's decision on your request?"  Lesnar's response was, "Exactly
>> 100 percent right".

> AWESOME

And the reason the Japanese Courts will enforce an agreemeant only
recognized in The US is?

--

Happy Holidays,
Dale aka Nightspirit

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by markbyr » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 13:09:46

<<And the reason the Japanese Courts>>

And when did Lesnar become a Japanese citizen?

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by the Bed » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 13:57:39


Quote:
> <<And the reason the Japanese Courts>>

> And when did Lesnar become a Japanese citizen?

he's always been inscrutible.....
 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by Night Spiri » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 14:05:24

the Bede Boldly typed:

Quote:


>> <<And the reason the Japanese Courts>>

>> And when did Lesnar become a Japanese citizen?

> he's always been inscrutible.....

New Japan is in Japan.  So the WWE would have to get the Japanese
Courts to enforce any judgement against Lesnar in reguards to his
contract with New Japan.  Now what are the odds of that happening.

--

Happy Holidays,
Dale aka Nightspirit

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by markbyr » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 15:09:39

<New Japan is in Japan...So the WWE would have to get the Japanese
Courts>

Mr. Cochrane, they filed an injunction against Lesnar not New Japan.
Obviously New Japan doesn't haven't to worry about WWE filing a lawsuit
but Lesnar does - he had a WWE contract and he's subject to United
States Courts as it pertains the contract he signed with WWE.

 
 
 

WWE Files Motions In Lesnar Lawsuit

Post by Jeff » Sun, 11 Dec 2005 08:12:56

I'm sure though Lesnar's argument could be that WWE is a North American
company and Lesnar cannot ply his trade in North America. However, New Japan
is a Japanese company and the WWE is not a Japanese country, therefore he
can ply his trade free from WWE predjudice.

I personally think this pissing match between Vince and Brock has gone on
long enough. How the two of them can't come together on an agreement is
beyond me. Brock is in the wrong for trying to weasel out of things and
Vince is in the wrong for trying to tell the courts that he would take his
superstar wrestler back, but not pay him superstar wages. Just ridiculous.


Quote:
> <New Japan is in Japan...So the WWE would have to get the Japanese
> Courts>

> Mr. Cochrane, they filed an injunction against Lesnar not New Japan.
> Obviously New Japan doesn't haven't to worry about WWE filing a lawsuit
> but Lesnar does - he had a WWE contract and he's subject to United
> States Courts as it pertains the contract he signed with WWE.