Daffney’s lawsuit against TNA settled

Mar 10, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

The Shannon Spruill (Daffney) lawsuit against TNA was settled out of court in mediation on Friday morning just before the judge was going to make a ruling on the independent contractor vs. employee aspect of the case. Daffney sued TNA over medical bills for injuries sustained during her time with the company. The suit had been in relation to the injuries she suffered at the Bound for Glory 2009 pay-per-view, which racked up over $26,000 in medical fees. Spruill claimed that the company only compensated $600 of the bill and that then talent relations director Terry Taylor told her that the company would pay the remainder, but TNA declined to do so.

Daffney posted the following to Twitter after the settlement:

I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the love and support over the past two years. I appreciate so much that you recognize the HUGE injustice that is being done to Professional Wrestlers throughout the industry. I hope my case has opened up a few blind eyes and maybe now we, the wrestlers who put our bodies on the line every time we step in the ring, are one step closer to being provided with medical coverage and all the benefits that go along with being a true employee and not an independent contractor.

credits: wrestlingobserver.com, pwinsider.com

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