Mistrial Called in Anthem versus Global Force Wrestling Lawsuit

Jul 31, 2020 - by James Walsh

A mistrial has officially been declared in Jeff Jarrett and Global Wrestling Entertainment vs. Anthem Wrestling lawsuit. PWInsider reports that US District Court Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. declared a mistrial earlier today after Anthem filed a motion requesting such. Anthem’s request for the mistrial sprung from a claim that Jarrett’s lawyer had prejudiced the jury by stating that Ed Nordholm was not present for court proceedings on July 20th, as well as by bringing up numbers regarding liabilities in closing arguments despite the court stressing that they were to be left for the discussion about potential damages.

The judge has ordered that the GFW Amped! tapes that are a big part of the lawsuit be preserved, and a conference call is scheduled for September 11th to begin setting up a new trial. The verdict — in which the jury found Anthem Media liable — has been vacated and the jury has been dismissed.

At this point, the two sides could end up settling to avoid the cost of starting the legal battle all over again, or they could push to another trial.

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