Lawsuit Fighting “Independent Contractor” Status Filed Against WWE

Nick Paglino


Pwinsider.com is reporting that in WWE’s quarterly stock filings, the following piece of litigation was listed under their forthcoming legal proceedings.

Levy et al.

On July 24, 2008, we were served with a summons from three of our former talent purporting to be on behalf of themselves and a class of similarly situated persons. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract and unjust enrichment arising from our treating them as independent contractors rather than employees, which the plaintiffs allege is an erroneous classification. We have not formally responded to the suit but intend to deny any liability for claims asserted against us and to defend vigorously against the suit.

While Wrestlezone attempts to further investigate this lawsuit, it should be noted that offhand the name Scott Levy, formerly known as Raven, comes to mind as a possible plaintiff. This is, however, purely speculation and it has not been confirmed that Levy is the name in question.

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