CM Punk Files Follow-Up to Motion to Dismiss Colt Cabana’s Lawsuit

Feb 27, 2019 - by James Walsh

CM Punk has made a new legal filing in Colt Cabana’s lawsuit against him, attempting to shoot holes in Cabana’s claims against him. PWInsider reports that Punk’s filing is a follow-up to the his motion to dismiss the amended lawsuit and was filed on February 14th. 

In the new filing, Punk’s lawyers argue that Cabana has yet to properly explain why the amended lawsuit should be allowed to continue when the initial suit was dismissed in December. The dismissal had noted that Cabana failed to make specific allegations backing up his claims that Punk “acted with fraud, malice and oppression” when he promised to pay Cabana’s legal bills but then reneged. This was all over the lawsuit filed by Dr. Chris Amann against them for defamation over Punk’s infamous shoot interview on Cabana’s podcast. 

The filing by Punk’s team claims that Cabana has not been able to properly argue as to why the lawsuit should move forward and has instead just referred back to the allegations in the amended lawsuit. Punk’s team says that Cabana’s response to the motion to dismiss “is almost entirely bereft of any argument at all.” 

The filing also refutes Punk’s claims of breach of contract, arguing that Cabana has not “sufficiently claimed a breach or fraud in the amended lawsuit under Illinois law.” 

The judge in the case will rile on the matter March 15th.

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