Karlene Boutwell of Nashville, Tennessee will be getting a jury trial in a $100,000 lawsuit filed against Sandman (James Fullington) and WWE. The case is scheduled to be heard on November 4th. Boutwell alleges that she injured her back, aggravated a pre-existing condition, and was exposed to Sandman’s blood while he was making his entrance during the August 8, 2006 edition of ECW on Sci-Fi.
WWE attempted to get the case thrown out after they released footage that didn’t show anything out of the ordinary. WWE is has also argued that they shouldn’t even be listed in the lawsuit since Sandman is not an employee, but an independent contractor.