The lawsuit between Matt Riddle and Samantha Tavel (Candy Cartwright) could continue into May 2022.
In a status report from Riddle's side on April 21, Riddle proposed the following discovery plan (via PWInsider):
Mr. Riddle proposes the following discovery plan:
(a) Electronically stored information (“ESI”) will be furnished in PDF or .TIFF format, unless another format is otherwise agreed upon. Prior to conducting any ESI discovery, the parties shall meet and confer on a list of custodians and search terms.
(b) The parties will seek, prior to the production of any documents, a protective order limiting the use of certain documents produced in connection with the litigation of the instant case, and mandating that each party will destroy all documents produced to it by the opposing party following the final appeal of the instant case.
(c) The parties will make all initial disclosures within 30 days of the Joint Status or by May 21, 2021.
(d) The parties do not currently anticipate calling any expert witness in this matter, but reserve the right to do so.
(e) Physical or mental examinations of any party whose mental or physical condition is in controversy are not anticipated.
(f) All discovery will be completed by December 31, 2021. Any written interrogatories or requests for production shall be served no later than thirty (30) days before the discovery cut-off, a date that allows the served parties the full thirty (30) days as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in which to answer or produce by the discovery cut-off date. This does not limit the parties’ ability to demand that the other side fully respond to disputed discovery requests.
(g) No other matter is pertinent to the completion of discovery at this time
Riddle is expected to file a Summary Judgment against Tavel, which is essentially a motion arguing why the case should be thrown out of court. He does not believe a jury trial is necessary, which is what Tavel is seeking.
Riddle's filing also states Tavel "demanded $10,000,000.000 to settle" but that Riddle "would not consider a magistrate-led settlement conference at this time."
Riddle attempted to get the lawsuit dismissed in December, but his motion was denied. WWE and Gabe Sapolsky were removed from the lawsuit.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the proceedings as they happen.