WWE Concussion Suit Update – Judge approves new set of deadlines in LoGrasso case

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor



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WWE Concussion Suits Updates – August 2016

Suit #1 – LoGrasso & Singleton vs. WWE

August 22 Update: Judge Vanessa Bryant granted a second request for extension of time regarding sanctions proposed by WWE against the Plaintiffs, Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton.

On August 8, WWE filed a motion for sanctions contending that the Plaintiffs “committed perjury and willfully violated the Court’s compulsion order requiring them to provide complete and accurate supplemental responses to certain interrogatories.”

Attorneys for the Plaintiffs requested more time to respond, especially while also trying to complete their response to WWE’s motion for summary judgment.

The motion was approved by the U.S. District Court of Connecticut on Sunday and ordered by Judge Bryant on Monday.

New Deadlines

  • Sept. 9: New Deadline for Plaintiffs to respond to summary judgment
  • Sept. 19: New Deadline for Plaintiffs to respond to sanctions
  • Oct. 7: New Deadline for WWE to respond to PT’s summary judgment response
  • Oct. 17: New Deadline for WWE to respond to PT’s sanctions response

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August 15 Update: Judge Vanessa Bryant granted last week’s motion for an extension of time filed by attorneys for Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton.

Judge Bryant filed an order on Monday allowing new deadlines of September 9 for LoGrasso/Singleton to respond to WWE’s motion for summary judgment. WWE will then have until October 7 to respond to the response.

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Week of August 8 Updates

Attorneys for Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton petitioned for an extension of the deadline to respond to WWE.

The filing made on Friday (August 12) requested an extension from August 22 to September 9 to oppose WWE’s motion for summary judgment.

WWE filed their motion for summary judgment on August 1 and a deadline to respond was set for August 22. However, attorneys for LoGrasso/Singleton believe they did not receive enough time to file a response to WWE’s lengthy motion.

“WWE received 47 days (32 business days) from the close of discovery to prepare its summary judgment papers. Plaintiffs seek an equivalent amount of time – 18 additional days – to respond,” reads the request for an extension of time.

The Kyros Law Office also requested a corresponding extension of time for WWE to respond to their response from September 5 to October 7. It remains to be seen what the U.S. District Court decides on next week.

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The legal filing also noted that Kyros’s team is working on the separate lawsuit of Joe Laurinaitis, et al vs. WWE.

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