Jeff Jarrett's Request For New Trial Against Anthem Turned Down

The never-ending discussion between Jeff Jarrett and Anthem continues.

According to PWInsider, Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw of The United States District Court of The Middle District of Tennessee denied Jarrett's request for a new trial date in his lawsuit against Anthem Wrestling.

Crenshaw's ruling noted that he was denying the request, "....because of the press of other Court business, the fact that criminal cases take precedent, and the impact COVID-19 has had on the ability to regularly schedule jury trials."

The ruling was made without prejudice, which allows Jarrett to potentially request for a new trial down the line. The court continues to push for both sides to negotiate a settlement. The first trial was ruled a mistrial.

Wavery noted that in regard to a request for an official settlement conference before the court, he suggested, "Kevin H. Sharp, a former Judge of this court, is available and willing to serve as a private mediator and certainly has the background and experience to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ claims and defenses and accurately predict the likely outcomes. Within ten (10) days of the date of this Order, the parties shall contact Kevin Sharp and arrange for private mediation."

The lawsuit, which centers around copyright claims regarding the usage of the GFW Amped! master tapes, was first filed in August 2018.

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