Wednesday, April 22, 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment - RECAP lawsuits

There's a really terrific service called RECAP which allows users to quickly store copies of the law filings they download from PACER on the Archive.org servers.

Here's a collection of WWE Lawsuits that have been archived on RECAP along with cases that I've looked up on PACER:

WWE

4/8/83: FORNINI, et al v. TITAN SPORTS (Mairo Fornini & Savmar Co. v. Titan Sports, Anti-Trust, case ended 4-17-85, District of Maine-Portland, case 2:83-cv-00115-GC; Mario Louis Fornini Sr. was Angelo Savoldi who died at age 99 in September 2013)

2/21/84: Titan Sports, Inc v. ???

11/21/85: Winston Imports Corp v. World Wrestling Federation / Titan Sports / Dic Enterprises / LJN Toys (terminated 3/27/90. Winston Imports/Winnie Marts filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in NJ on 3/3/86 and proceedings lasted until 12/20/90.)

1/9/87: Titan Sports World, v. Comics World Corp. [3/14/89 decision] (Titan Sports, Inc. v. Comics World Corporation / Comics World Corporation (USA) / Comics World, Inc. /Starlog Group, Inc. / O'Quinn Studios, Inc. / Kerry O'Quinn / Norman Jacobs, Trademark Infringement- case ended in 7-12-90, Southern District of NY 1:87-cv-00178-PKL )

3/25/87: Titan Sports v. Doe, et al [docket] (terminated 4-20-87, Trademark, Eastern District of Michigan/Detroit, case 2:87-cv-71116-RED)

9/18/87: Titan Sports, et al v. Ticcioto, et al (Titan Sports/World Wrestling Federation v. Benjamin Ticcioto/Custom T-Shirt/Wild Gifts/Robert Greco/Play Clothes/Josef Safdie/Robert Missry/Honey'S Shirt Shop/M.S. Gift-Jolyn/Charles Fhah/Wildwood China-E.C.I./Daniel Setten/American Climax/Maurice Batton/Twin Gift/Samuel Anidjar/The Shirtery/One More Shop/Smokey Music-Somethi/Wildwood Kings/Hani Ascandrani/Beachwwear Impression/Joseph Setten/T-Shirt Center/Leon Agami, Trademark - District of NJ - case ended in 5-20-91)

1/25/88: Gary Cappetta v. Titan Sports (later Cappetta sued his own lawyer because of this case) "Plaintiff worked as a professional wrestling announcer for Titan between 1974 and 1985. After leaving Titan, he learned that Titan had been selling videotapes of wrestling events that included his performance as ring announcer. He retained Lippman to bring suit against Titan and the video company in December 1987, alleging that Titan had used his image, in violation of section 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law. The lawsuit against Titan was eventually dismissed."

8/15/88: Schultz v. Titan Sports, et al [docket]

10/19/88: Titan Sports Inc, et al v. T & R Ent Inc (Titan Sports Inc. v. Cable/Home Communication Corp., M/A-Com, Inc., M/A-Com Government Systems, Inc., T&R Enterprises, Inc.; CASE #: 2:88-cv-74211-JF, terminated 3-3-89, Eastern District of Michigan-Detroit, Copyright Infringement)

10/19/88:Titan Sports Inc, et al v. Broncos Saloon Inc (Titan Sports Inc. & Cable/Home Communication Corp. & M/A-Com, Inc., M/A-Com Government Systems, Inc.v. Broncos Saloon, Inc, Copyright Infringement, CASE #: 2:88-cv-74212-BAF, terminated 2-28-89, Eastern District of Michigan-Detroit, Copyright Infringement; settled by parties)

12/12/88: Titan Sports, Inc. v. Farhat, et al (Titan Sports Inc d/b/a The World Wrestling Federation doing business as The World Wide Wrestling Federation vs. Ed Farhat individually and d/b/a/ World Wide Sports, Inc. & Ed Farhat, Jr. & WWS & Big Time Wrestling & Pro Wrestling Body Press Magazine & Tom Wells d/b/a Wells Sports, Inc. & Howard Meisel/George "The Animal" Steele, Unknown Johnson/"Shoes", Al Cripe, David Cripe/Betty's Buttons; judgment against Ed Farhat - sum of $51,032.91 w/ interest & costs; case ended 4-11-91, Trademark)

3/30/89: Titan Sports Inc. v. Various John Does (District of NJ-Camden, CASE #: 1:89-cv-01345-JBR; case ended 8-16-90)

4/3/89: Titan Sports v. Nore, et al (Inc. Titan Sports v. Gary Steven Nore / Jason C. Roberts / John Roberts, Trademark, District of Maryland-Baltimore, CASE #: 1:89-cv-00994-JCH, ended 7-24-89)

4/27/89: Titan Sports, et al v. Valentine, et al (Inc. Titan Sports & Acton Corp. v. Vincent N. Valentine, Joanne Valentine, District of Maryland/Baltimore, case #: 1:89-cv-01229-FAK, ended 9-1-89)

11/15/89: Titan Sports, Inc., et al v. Doe I, et al (Titan Sports, Inc. & Cable/Home Communication Corp. & General Instrument Corp. & M/A-Com Government Systems, Inc. v. John Doe II d/b/a Mr Peabody's Club & Close Encounters, Inc. & John Doe I d/b/a Buddy's Place & M&M Bar Corporation, Copyright Infringement, Northern District of Ohio/Cleveland, CASE #: 1:89-cv-02202-AMB, case ended 12-7-90)

11/15/89: Titan Sports, et al v. Garcia, et al (Titan Sports, Inc. & Cable/Home Communication Corp. & General Instrument Corp. & M/A-Com Government Systems, Inc. v. Ronnie Garcia & Rosie M. Garcia & Emede Gonzales, Copyright, Southern District of Texas-Corpus Christi, Case #2:89-cv-00329, case ended 2-27-92, a Jury trial was set to start 3-10-92)

11/22/89: Titan Sports Inc v. Phone Programs Inc (see 11/28/84 NYTimes article on the joint service; TItan Sports Inc./World Wrestling Federation v. Phone Programs, Inc. - Trademark, case ended on 5-28-91, Southern District of NY - 1:89-cv-07792-DNE )

1/19/90: Titan Sports, Inc. v. Various John Does [docket]

8/17/90: TITAN SPORTS, INC., PLAINTIFF, v. THE STATE ATHLETIC CONTROL BOARD AND LARRY HAZZARD, COMMISSIONER FOR THE STATE ATHLETIC CONTROL BOARD, DEFENDANTS. [8/17/90 ruling, 2/14/92 ruling] (Tax Court of New Jersey.)

9/26/90: Titan Sports Inc v. Flanagans Pub Inc, et al [docket] (Copyright Infringement)

2/1/91: Titan Sports, Inc. v. Wrestling Ring, Inc. [docket]

3/20/91: Titan Sports Inc v. Various John Does, et al (Copyright Infringement)

8/6/91: Eadie v. McMahon, et al [docket]

11/14/91: National Wrestling Alliance v. World Wrestling, et al [docket] (Trademark Infringement)

12/20/91: Ventura v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al [docket / 12-11-95 decision ]

3/11/92: Byers, et al v. Sparks, et al [docket]

4/10/92: Randy Colley & William R. Eadie v. Vince McMahon & Titan Sports [docket]

8/5/92: Adnan Ahmed Ezrique, Blue Belt Trading Co v. Titan Enterprises/WWF & Coliseum Video [docket] (Contract Dispute)

2/17/93: James Hellwig v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al [docket] (Breach of Contract)

2/17/93: McMahon, et al v. New York Post, et al [docket] (Suing Phil Muchnick)

3/5/93: McMahon, et al v. Rivera, et al [docket]

6/25/93: Thomas Cole v. World Wrestling Federation (Terry Garvin, Mel Phillips, Pat Patterson) [docket] (Contract Dispute)

11/18/93: USA v. McMahon, et al (ended 7/22/94)

4/14/94: Thomas Cole v. World Wrestling Federation (Terry Garvin, Mel Phillips, Pat Patterson) [docket]

6/27/94: Minton v. McMahon, et al [docket] (Contract Dispute)

6/30/94: Leslie v. McMahon, et al [docket] (Contract Dispute)

8/26/94: Blood v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al [docket]

7/7/95: Leslie v. Titan Sports, Inc. [docket] (Declaratory Judgment)

1/7/97: Ventura v. Titan Sports, Inc [docket]

2/10/97:  Titan Sports, Inc. v. Turner Broadcasting, et al [docket]; case transferred 3/24/97

5/16/97: Titan Sports Inc v. Turner Broadcasting, et al [docket / ruling]

7/1/97: World Championship v. Titan Sports, Inc.[docket] (ended 2/27/97)

5/18/98: World Championship v. Titan Sports, Inc., et al [docket / 3-29-99 ruling]

1/27/99: "Crystal Art Corporation v. Titan Sports, Inc." [docket] (Personal Injury)

6/3/99: Mero, et al v. Titan Sports, Inc. [docket]

6/14/99: Bassam Al Othman vs. Titan Sports Inc. / Leon White [docket] (Vader is named as a defendent. )

9/16/99: Bass v. WWE, Inc., et al [docket / crazy document / 2-14-01 ruling] (Scribd)

9/20/99: WWF Entertainment v. Playboy Enterprises, et al [docket] (Copyright Infringement)

10/1/99: World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc v. Estate Of Owen Hart & Martha Hart [docket]

11/16/99: World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc., v. Picasso Silk Screen, Inc, et al [docket / complaint] (Trademark Infringement)

11/23/99: WWF Entertainment v. Sterling/McFadden, et al (Wrestling World Magazine) [docket]

4/12/00: World Wrestling Fed., et al v. John & Jane Does, et al

4/20/00: Kayfabe, Inc., et al v. World Wrestling Fed, et al [docket] (Kayfabe Inc & Joey Styles vs. WWFE & HHG/Extreme Championship Wrestling)

4/6/00: Wizards of the Coast, et al v. World Wrestling Fed, et al (Wizards of the Coast Inc /Michael Fitzgerald v. World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc /Alliance Publishing Group Inc / Comic Images) [docket] ( Copyright Infringement)

7/27/00: Jordan Outdoor, et al v. World Wrestling, et al [Advantage Camouflage Inc / Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd. / Realtree Outdoor Products Inc v. Andover Apparel Group Inc /USPAR Enterprise Inc / World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc [docket] (Copyright Infringement)

Decided 9/18/00: USA CABLE, Plaintiff Below, Appellant, v. WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC., Viacom Inc., and CBS Corporation, Defendants Below, Appellees [decision]

10/2/00: World Wrestling v. William Morris [docket]

11/9/00: WWF Entertainment v. Bozell, et al [docket] (L. Brent Bozell, III/Media Research Center, Inc./Parents Television Council/James Lewis/Mark Honig/Cynthia Dolores Tucker - Trademark Infringement)

2/26/01: Jordan Outdoor v. World Wrestling, et al (Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd./Realtree Outdoor Products Inc/Advantage Camouflage Inc v. Andover Apparel Group Inc/Andover Togs Inc/Drew Pearson Marketing, Inc./World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc ) [docket] "Austin Deer Camoflauge Hat incorporates the Advantage Camoflage pattern or derivative therein."

2/28/01: WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC. v. BIG DOG HOLDINGS, INC [docket; 3/10/03 ruling]

10/15/01: World Wrestling v. Trinity Prod, Inc [docket] (U.S. Arbitration Act)

11/27/01: WWF Entertainment v. Directv Inc [docket] (Diversity-Other Contract; parties agreed to jointly dismiss w/o prejudice 2/22/02)

12/5/01: W.W.F. Entertain IPO, et al v. W.W.F. Entertainment, et al (order and final judgment on 1/21/10) [docket / order and final judgment]

12/11/01: World Wrestling v. Daley, et al [docket]

12/20/01: World Wrestling v. Bozell, et al [docket / complaint / multiple documents] (Motion to Quash)

1/8/02: McCarter v. Titan Sports Inc et al [docket / Alaska Civil Docket] (Railway Labor Act)

2/6/02: World Wrestling v. Bozell, et al [docket] (Motion to Quash)

3/15/02: World Wrestling Fede v. Bozell [docket] (Motion to Quash)

4/5/02: McCarter v. Titan Sports Inc, et al [docket]

4/17/02: Whistler v. World Wrestling Fed, et al [docket / Expert Testimony on "Living Legend"] (Larry Zbyzsko's lawsuit over "Living Legend")

6/20/02: World Wrestling v. Hans, et al [docket] (Gurjit Singh Hans/Hans Impor Inc Injunctive & Declaratory Relief)

7/1/02: WORLD WRESTLING v. BOZELL, et al [docket] (Motion to Quash Subpoenas)

7/3/02: Robert Meltzer v. World Night Club / World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (Petition for Removal Libel,Assault,Slander) - Meltzer claims he was "physically assaulted, battered, intimated and sustained serious and permanent injuries" at the World Night Club on 12/29/00. Requested $5 million.) [docket / complaint]

11/5/02: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint] (Copyright Infringement)

11/15/02: James Aiello v. World Wrestling Federation (Personal Injury - Aiello suing over a "slip and fall" and requesting $1 million) [docket / complaint]

11/19/02: WWF New York / The World, Inc. / World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. / v. Kenton Jenkins (Breach of Fiduciary Duty) [docket] (Former General Manager of The World is accused of causing a "series of suspicious financial transactions". WWF statement from 11/8/02.)

2/12/03: World Wrestling v. Blue Belt Trading, et al [docket] (Kuwait Company)

4/9/03: Stewart v. WWF, et al [docket / opinion]

4/29/03: World Wrestling Association Superstars of Wrestling Inc - Patterson v. Good Humor Corp/Good Humor Breyers Ice Cream/World Wrestling Entertainment Inc et al [docket] (Trademark infringement)

5/16/03: Harry Grivas & Roderick Kohn v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket] (Copyright Infringement- "due to the music being used for its programming and DVDs without consent or payment.")

6/27/03: Lorenzo Frazier vs. World Wrestling Federation (Civil Rights Act - suit cites "Entire Entertainment Industry, Automotive Industry, Food Chain Industry and World Wrestling Federation". Complaint about "Def Jam & Universal... using unpublished copyright material"). Dismissed 10/1/04

9/12/03: World Wrestling v. de Arce [docket / complaint / multiple documents / Memorandum of Decision]

12/4/03: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc v. BM Korea, Co Ltd [docket / complaint / multiple documents] (South Korean company)

2/6/04: Rosemont Hockey Partners, L.P. v. World Wrestling Entertainment / Chris Benoit [docket / complaint] (Trademark Infringement over using the Chicago Wolves Trademark on Benoit's apparel)

4/21/04: Cappellano, et al v. World Wrestling Ente, et al [docket] (Personal Injury) (suit includes Taralyn Cappellano, Heidi Doyle, World Wrestling Entertainment Incorporated, Richard Morgan Fliehr, Jane Doe Fliehr - wife, Scott Oliver Hall, Jane Doe Hall - wife, Virgil Runnels, III, Jane Doe Runnels - wife)

5/3/04: Marvel Characters, Inc v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc [docket] / [2/11/05 ruling]

6/1/04: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Various John And Jane Does et al [docket]

3/8/04: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc v. Raw Group LLC / Rico Chiapparelli / Louis Chiapparelli / Chad Zaputil (Trademark Infringement)

3/10/04: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Various John And Jane Does et al [docket] (Trademark)

10/19/04: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Jakks Pacific, Inc. et al [docket / complaint / multiple documents]
2/4/05: Brock Lesnar v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc

12/16/05: Brock Lesnar v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

5/8/06: Ruston v. World Wrestling Entertainment et al [docket / complaint] ($100 million of damages requested by a Federal Prisoner)

6/6/06: USA v. Shenker (CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES) - James K Bell (WWE SVP of Licensing & Merchandising) conspired with Shenker to receive kickbacks totaling approximately $1 million.

4/25/07: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. / WWE Libraries, Inc. v. AWA Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. /Dale R Gagner (Trademark Infringement) World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and WWE Libraries, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. AWA Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., and Dale R. Gagner, an individual, a/k/a Dale R. Gagne, a/k/a Dale Gagne, Defendants. [docket, 10/21/08 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER] ("trademark infringement, unfair competition, and cybersquating under federal law, as well as claims of deceptive trade practices ")

5/21/07: Karlene Boutwell v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. et al (Personal Injury - claims Sandman picked her up and bled on her) [docket]

9/18/07 Order: ULTIMATE CREATIONS, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. Vincent K. McMAHON, et al., Defendants. [order]

11/8/07: Lester Jon Ruston v. World Wrestling Entertainment ( Prisoner Civil Rights)

1/11/08: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc v. Air Sea and Ground Inc & Rockford-Montgomery Labs Inc & IAHL Corporation / Three Sixty, Inc. / 360 OTC (defendants entered into a "sponsorship agreement" on 12/16/06 to sponsor of WWE’s WRESTLEMANIA pay-per-view event—and license trademarks, service marks, trade names and other intellectual property for a total of $1 million; only paid $75k) [docket, complaint]

1/30/08: Jimmy Moore / Corey Maclin v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. & Vincent McMahon (Maclin intended to promote a show on 4/27/07 between Hogan & Lawler but WWE allegedly pressured Lawler to pull out) [docket, complaint]

2/5/08: Allen v. Carousel Consulting Svc Inc et al (Job Discrimination-Employment, case involves WWE because of the "Titan Tots Preschool Day Nursery") [docket, complaint]

2/14/08: CCP hf et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint] (Trademark; lawsuit over the name "Gangrel")

3/21/08: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Various John and Jane Does et al [docket]

6/9/08: Thomas et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment et al [docket] (Redelk Ironhorse Thomas & Elizabeth MedicineHawk Thomas of the Tsikamagi Medicine Warriors Society)

10/9/08: D'Angelo v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc [docket / amended complaint] (Job Discrimination)

10/15/08: The Royalty Network Inc. v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment / World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. / Stephanie Music Publishing, Inc. / John Cena / Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. (Copyright Infringement) [docket]

2/9/09: World Wrestling Entertainment v. Bandit Lites, Inc. (Bandit provided lighting services for WWE from mid-90s through Nov 2008. However, the switch to High-definition format required new equipment. WWE paid Bandit $3.85M to lease equipment in 2008 but after a July 2008 RFP, they chose a different lighting vendor. Bandit & WWE were suing each other over whether WWE still owed Bandit any money.) [docket, complaint]

2/23/09: SCOTT LEVY, CHRISTOPHER KLUCSARITS and MICHAEL SANDERS, v. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. [MEMORANDUM OF DECISION ON MOTION TO DISMISS] (Raven, Kanyon and Mike Sanders independent contractor lawsuit)

3/31/09: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Jim Jones / Rekichi Tilmon / Bernard Murray / Thomas Wood / Joseph Rivera / Kenneth Jackson (Trademark Infringement) [docket, complaint]

6/10/09: Hamilton et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint / multiple documents] (Jody Hamilton/Deep South Wrestling v WWE)

1/20/10: THE TURTLE COMPANY INC. v. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. et al [docket / complaint] (Patent lawsuit over the "Adjustable book Jacket"; dismissed w/o prejudice 5/10/10)

6/22/10: Hart v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc et al [docket / Owen Hart's contract / multiple documents / Order on Motions to Dismiss] (Martha Hart)

9/2/10: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. J.F. Ramos-Representacoes, LDA [docket / complaint / 2009 Consumer Product Licensee Agreement / multiple documents] - (Portuguese Licensee gets in trouble when WWE discovers they have sold counterfeit goods to Sun City in France)

10/26/10: McMahon v. Bysiewicz [docket / order / documents] ("Vince McMahon sues Secretary of State Susan bysiewicz over her ruling that voters wearing WWE clothing or paraphernalia can be told to change before they can vote")

Decided 12/28/10: FANTASY INTERACTIVE, INC., v. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. [notes] ("Appeal withdrawn." -- "FI delivers premium interactive services and media platforms. From offices in New York City and Stockholm, Fi has worked with and continues to attract world renowned clients.")

2/3/11: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Interactive S.P.A. (docket / complaint) [Italy broadcast company]

1/5/12: Somerson v. McMahon/WWE [complaint / order] (Scribd)

3/13/12: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Doe et al [docket / complaint] (Scribd)

7/17/12: Papa Berg, Inc. et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. et al [docket / complaint / multiple documents / memorandum opinion and order] (Badstreet U.S.A. lawsuit)

11/30/12: Brian Patrick Jack v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc / Dr James Andrews / Shed Media USA Inc / Kwik Trip Inc / John Lauraneitis / Vincent McMahon / Kevin Amann / Ty Bailey / Kristin Actman / Beth Phoenix / Anthony Carelli (Claims he told "WWE Corporate about hazing, threats, sexual harassment" and that "Steve Keirn broke his pelvis, backbone, thumb, right knee) - Civil Rights complaint. [docket, complaint]

1/25/13: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc v. Solar Entertainment Corp. [docket / complaint / multiple documents] (Philippine broadcast company)

3/27/13: WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. v. JOHN AND JANE DOES 1-100 et al [docket / multiple documents] (PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND ORDER FOR SEIZURE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS)

5/9/13 - Andrew Green & Staci Green v. Paul Wight & World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. [docket / complaint] (Big Show threatening a Video producer)

5/22/13: Landmark Technology, LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. [docket]

8/28/13: Figures Toy Company v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint]

9/11/13: Roberto Fuentes v. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC & World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket, complaint, multiple documents] ("stop the Defendants’ imposition of unlawful restrictions on the resale of event tickets.")

9/20/13: Jack v. Keirn et al [docket / complaint / order] (Scribd)

11/13/13: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. NuCom Online (Beijing) Co. Ltd. [docket]

3/26/14: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Unidentified Parties [docket / complaint / multiple documents / court of appeals] - closed 12/4/14

5/20/14: World Wrestling Entertainment v. Unidentified Parties [docket / complaint / brief / multiple documents]

6/24/14: Donnelly v. Neidhart et al [docket] - Prisoner complaint against Natayla that was immediately dismissed

7/25/14: Ganues et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc et al [docket / complaint / multiple documents / Brian Maddox] (CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS) (scribd) - Former WWE VP Brian Maddox's files an affidavit which denies the claims that are attributed to him as CW1 (Confidential Witness #1) in the amended complaint.

8/25/14: Swanson v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc [docket / multiple documents] (shareholder lawsuit, was combined with "WARREN GANUES and DOMINIC VARRIALE" case) - closed 11/5/14

10/10/14: Preservation Technologies LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [complaint] (Scribd) -

10/23/14: Haynes III v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / multiple documents / complaint] (Scribd) - closed 7/27/15

11/5/14: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint / notice of settlement] (Patent Infringement) - closed 1/28/15

1/16/15: SINGLETON et al v. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. [docket / complaint] - (lawsuit was terminated on 3/23/15 and moved to CT)

2/23/15: Orostream LLC v. WWE Inc. [docket / complaint] (Patent infringement) - closed 715/15; closed 10/5/15 (split into two cases?)

3/24/15: Cassandra Frazier v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. [docket / complaint] (Scribd)

3/18/15: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc v. Rodriguez [docket / multiple documents / complaint] (Trademark Infringement) (Scribd)

3/24/15: Singleton et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc [docket / Evan's contract / Vito's contract] - closed 7/23/15 and combined with other cases

4/9/15: Russ McCullough et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc [docket / complaint / complaint] (Scribd) - moved to CT - closed 7/10/15

4/15/15: Gilbert et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. et al [docket / complaint / ESPN & WWE motion to move / Judgment] (Scribd) - voluntary dismissal on 6/4/15

6/26/15: James v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc [docket / complaint (scribd)] - the mother of Matt Osborne's children (Doink the Clown) lawsuit against WWE - closed 8/31/15

6/29/15: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc v. Windham et al [docket / complaint (scribd)] - WWE's preemptive lawsuit against Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Koko B Ware and Dynamite Kid - closed 7/23/15

7/13/15: Russ McCullough et al v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (consolidated cases) - docket
7/28/15: Haynes III v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc - closed 8/4/15

8/10/15: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc v. CTH Content Company Limited et al (Breach of Contract - Thai TV company CTH didn't pay their TV Rights bills) [docket, amended complaint for $23 million]

8/13/15:Frazier v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc - closed 10/5/15

8/31/15: James v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. - closed 10/5/15 [docket]

Other contracts: https://sites.google.com/site/chrisharrington/mookieghana-prowrestlingstatistics/wwe_contracts

Also see: http://wrestlingperspective.com/legal.html

ECW:

4/10/00: HHG Corp. v. Alfonso, et al [docket] (ECW: preliminary order stopping Mike Awesome from jumping to WCW)

5/3/00: HHG Corp. v. Xtreme Professional, et al [docket] (ECW vs. XPW/Sabu)

4/5/01: HHG Corp. Bankruptcy Filing [notes / list of claims]

6/20/06: Eastern Championship Wrestling v. World Wrestling Entertainment [docket]

WCW:

2/5/93: IANNELLA v. SULLIVAN, et al (VINCENZO IANNELLA V. Kevin Sullivan, Kevin Nash, World Championship Wrestling) - terminated 5/5/95 [docket]

6/1/93: Ross v. World Championship [docket] (Ranger Ross vs. WCW) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

9/3/93: National Wrestling Alliance v. World Championship Wrestling [docket]

3/7/94: Titan Sports, Inc. v. Traylor, et al (Titan Sports v. Ray Traylor, dismissed 4/18/95) [docket]

4/15/94: World Championship Wrestling, Inc. v. Adnan Ahmed Ezrique, Blue Belt Trading Co.[docket]

10/18/94: Hiatt v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Melissa Hiatt v. World Championship Wrestling, Robert Dhue, Eric Bischoff, dismissed 12/19/95) (Missy Hyatt, Job Discrimination suit)

11/7/94: Norris v. World Championship, et al (Charles Allen Norris, Greg Gagne) [docket] - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

1995: SHREVE v. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC. et al. [Caselaw / Google Scholar] (Abdullah the Butcher sues WCW over "wrongful appropriation of his name and likeness. Shreve contends that the defendants wrongfully appropriated his name and likeness by making and distributing unauthorized videotapes of a wrestling match in which he participated.")

11/29/95: Standridge Johnson v. WCW Inc [docket] (Standridge Johnson Racing v. World Championship Wrestling, Inc., dismissed 11/14/96)

5/17/96: World Championship v. Action Media Group, et al [docket] (World Championship Wrestling, Inc. v. Action Media Group, Inc. /Cinedona, Ltd. / Crest Communications Group, Ltd. /Kookanooga Toons, Ltd. /Pack Family Trust dated May 24, 1993 / Linda Pack /Royeric Pack / RGP Land Group, dismissed 1/14/97)

6/21/96: Titan Sports, Inc. v. Turner Broadcasting, et al (Titan Sports / Turner Broadcasting Sys, Inc / World Championship Wrestling, Inc / Eric Bischoff / USA Networks / Mark Mero, dismissed per settlement agreement on 7/21/2000) [docket]

7/10/96: Windy Cty Wrestling v. World Championship (Windy City Wrestling Promotions, Inc. v. World Championship Wrestling, Inc.) [docket] (ended 6/13/97, trademark)

12/24/96: TITAN SPORTS, INC., et al v. TURNER BROADCASTING, et al (TITAN SPORTS, INC. / MARK MADDEN / TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC. / WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC. / ERIC BISCHOFF) [docket]

1/27/97: World Championship v. Action Media Group, et al [docket]

1997: World Championship Wrestling v. City of Macon [Caselaw / Ruling]

4/22/97: Harley-Davidson, et al v. World Championship [docket] (case ended 6/4/98)

7/16/98: Bobby Walker v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Hardwork Bobby Walker sued WCW, TBS and Terry Taylor; case was dismissed in January 1999)

11/25/98: Dennis K Rodman Inc v. World Championship, et al [docket] (case ended 6/25/99)

Ruling 12/6/98: "Is Mark Madden, a nonparty witness in this civil matter, entitled to claim a journalist's privilege?" [ruling]

7/10/98: Fliehr v. World Championship Wrestling, Inc. [docket] (Ric Flair vs. WCW, ended 1/5/99)

Decided 7/13/98: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC., Plaintiff, Counterdefendant, v. GJS INTERNATIONAL, INC., d/b/a Today's Trendz, Defendant, Counterplaintiff. [docketdecision]

4/1/99: Trident Ent Inc v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Trademark, ended in 11/20/00)

2/11/00: Harrison Norris v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Hardbody Harrison, ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
2/11/00: Kazuo Onoo v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Sonny Onoo, ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

6/8/00: TIG Insurance Co v. World Championship, et al [docket] (terminated 8/29/00)
7/10/00: Rick Reeves v. World Championship, et al [docket] (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: Tony Byron Carr v. World Championship, et al [docket] - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: Bounthan Saengsiphan v. World Championship, et al [docket] (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: Darron Easterling v. WCW, et al [docket] (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: Lesters Speight v. World Championship, et al [docket] (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: Marcial Davis v. World Championship, et al [docket]  (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/10/00: William Worthen v. World Championship, et al [docket]  (ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
7/24/00: World Championship v. AWA Superstars [docket / multiple documents]

10/31/00: Sawyer, et al v. Marriott Inter, et al [docket] (Robert & Kelly Sawyer v. Big Show/The Giant/Paul Wight, Marriott, WCW) - dismissed 6/17/02

4/9/01: William Boulware, et al v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Rocky King, ended 8/12/02) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
4/9/01: Pezavan Whatley v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Pez Whatley, ended 8/6/02) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit


5/4/01: Claude Patterson v. World Championship, et al [docket] (Thunderbolt Patterson, ended 7/22/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

4/15/02: Miller v. Universal Wrestling, et al [docket] (Ernest Miller, ended 7/16/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

6/13/02: Huffman v. Universal Wrestling, et al [docket] (Stevie Ray, ended 7/16/03) - Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

7/24/03: TIG Insurance Co. v. Universal Wrestling, et al [docket, complaint] (TIG INSURANCE COMPANY, v . UNIVERSAL WRESTLING CORP ., INC . f/k/a WORLD CHAMPIONS WRESTLING, INC ., TURNER SPORTS, INC ., TURNER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC, SIDNEY R. EUDY, and JOHNNY LAURINAITIS, terminated 7/26/04, judgment for defendents)

Decided 1/21/05: BOLLEA v. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC. et al. [decision]

Decided 3/11/05: EUDY v. UNIVERSAL WRESTLING CORPORATION, INC., et al. Universal Wrestling Corporation, Inc., et al. v. Eudy. [ruling]

Decided 1/22/08: MARIANNE SLADOWSKI-CASOLARO, Appellant, v. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC., Now Known as UNIVERSAL WRESTLING CORP., et al., Respondents. [Decision]

Georgia Championship Wrestling:

1984: BEGIN v. GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING, INC. [Caselaw]

USWA:

2/24/99: Larry BURTON, Plaintiff, v. Eugene I. SELKER, Mark Selker, Phillip C. Furber, and Selker & Furber, Defendants. [Opinion] (" legal malpractice, interference with business, and fraud " issues arising from attempted sale of USWA)

9/28/07: XL SPORTS, LTD v. JERRY LAWLER. [Opinion and related]

TNA:

10/27/06: ALBERT PATTERSON, d/b/a/ WORLD WRESTLING ASSOCIATION, d/b/a SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING, INC., and d/b/a W.W.A. SUPERSTARS, Plaintiff, v. TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, Defendant. [decision and order] ("infringed on names and marks which Patterson asserts are his protected property in the arena of professional wrestling.")

3/20/09: TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES "CARLOS" ASHENOFF, Defendant. [Memorandum Order]

AWA:

1990 Minneapolis Boxing and Wrestling Club d/b/a AWA vs. DRE Promotions, Dale Gagner, Ray Whebbe Jr, Alan Eppenstein

Gagne Bankruptcy (11/1/93 Order, 2/3/94 Order, 9/1/94 Order, 9/12/94 Workings Comp for Greg)

Other

1959: Davis v. Jones [Caselaw] (Time Keeper is injured during a match)

6/12/64: CARL ULRICH v. MINNEAPOLIS BOXING AND WRESTLING CLUB, INC. AND OTHERS. [Supreme Court of MN]

11/23/10: MAUREEN TOFFOLONI as Administrator and Personal Representative of the Estate of Nancy E. Benoit, Plaintiff, v. LFP PUBLISHING GROUP, LLC doing business as Hustler Magazine, et al., Defendants. [Order] (Hustler publishing Woman nudes)

12/6/13: Ray v. ESPN, Inc. et al (Steve "Wild Thing" Ray vs ESPN - UWF footage) [docket, opinion]

12/13/06: HOT STUFF FOODS, LLC, F/K/A Orion Food Systems, LLC, Plaintiff, v. MEAN GENE'S ENTERPRISES, INC., Gene Okerlund, Blaze Okerlund, Todd Okerlund, and Mark McKee, Defendants, and Eugene Okerlund, Counterclaim Plaintiff, v. Hot Stuff Foods, LLC, Counterclaim Defendant (notes)

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