Judge Rules In Favor of WWE in WrestleMania 38 Pyro Lawsuit
WWE fan Marvin Jackson’s lawsuit against WWE, which was filed before the District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, and alleged
WWE fan Marvin Jackson’s lawsuit against WWE, which was filed before the District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, and alleged that he suffered hearing loss due to the use of pyrotechnics at WrestleMania 38 back in April 2022, has taken a big loss.
Judge Mark T Pittman ruled that WWE’s motion to compel arbitration in the lawsuit should be granted and the case has been officially dismissed with prejudice.
According to court documents: “Because the Court finds that Jackson is subject to the Arbitration Agreement and there is no real dispute by Jackson’s injury falls within the Arbitration Agreement’s scope, WWE’s motion to compel arbitration is GRANTED.1 This action is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE in favor of arbitral proceedings to be instituted by Jackson against WWE, as provided for in their Arbitration Agreement. See Alford v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., 975 F.2d 1161, 1164 (5th Cir. 1992) (upholding dismissal with prejudice of claims when all the party’s claims were subject to arbitration). A final judgment will issue by separate order.”
Jackson’s lawsuit requested a jury trial and was seeking monetary relief of more than $1,000,000, including damages of any kind, penalties, costs, expenses, prejudgment interest, and attorney’s fees.
WWE had argued that by Jackson agreeing to attend the event, Jackson subsequently agreed that any legal matters would be solved in arbitration. Jackson said that he was an “invitee” to WrestleMania 38 as his nephew had purchased tickets for him, and thus said that he did not personally agree to such clause.
Now the case heads to arbitration where it will likely be settled without either Jackson or WWE going back to court.