The previous lawsuit was ruled a mistrial in Tennessee Middle District Court. The jury returned a verdict but this was thrown out after the judge declared Jarrett’s attorney had prejudiced them.
Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment don’t believe a settlement can be reached with Anthem, hence the new motion which states:
UNOPPOSED MOTION TO SET A DATE FOR RE-TRIAL
Plaintiffs Global Force Entertainment, Inc. and Jeffrey Jarrett respectfully request the Court set a date for re-trial.
Although the parties have a private mediation scheduled for November 3, 2020, Plaintiffs do not believe there is any realistic chance of settlement in this case without a settlement conference before a judicial officer given the parties’ positions on the likely outcomes (and causes of such outcomes) at re-trial.
Plaintiffs’ counsel asked Defendant’s counsel whether Defendant opposes a motion requesting the Court set a date for re-trial. Defendant’s counsel informed Plaintiffs’ counsel that Defendant does not oppose Plaintiffs’ request for setting this case for re-trial.
WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs respectfully request this case be set for re-trial and the Court dispense with requiring the parties to attend a private mediation, which would effectively be a fifth day of private mediation.
Jarrett first sued Anthem in 2018, accusing them of copyright infringements regarding Global Force Wrestling’s rights and properties.
The WWE Hall of Famer set up GFW in 2014. GFW ran several shows before Jeff Jarrett merged the brand with Impact Wrestling when he re-joined the company in 2017.
The case now looks set to go to trial for a second time.