– Attorneys representing Scott Levy (Raven), Mike Sanders and Chris Klucarits (Kanyon) requested an extension in order to properly respond to World Wrestling Entertainment’s motion attempting to dismiss their lawsuit against the wrestling company’s classification of pro wrestlers as independent contractors on 10/20. The motion was filed the same day their response was due. The court has extended the deadline to 11/10.
World Wrestling Entertainment filed their motion to dismiss the lawsuit at the end of September. That motion was filed wit the United States District Court of Connecticut on the following grounds:
*Their complaint failed to “state a claim upon which relief can be granted.”
*Their claims were barred by “applicable statues of limitations.”
*Their claims were a “impermissible attempt” to circumvent federal and state tax laws, with WWE claiming “neither [law] grants a private right of action.”
*Their claims are “preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.”
*Levy, Sanders and Klucarits failed to “exhaust administrative remedies.”
*The trio “lack standing” to assess punitive claims on behalf of other class members (WWE contracted performers).