The latest in the ongoing lawsuit between Colt Cabana and CM Punk.
Cabana filed a second lawsuit against Punk in December after the court sided with CM Punk on Cabana's original lawsuit. The original lawsuit stated that CM Punk (real name, Phil Brooks) was in breach of contract in regards to paying for Colt Cabana's (real name, Scott Colton) legal costs.
Punk argued that Cabana has failed to explain, under Illinois law, why his amended lawsuit should be allowed to move forward after the initial filing was dismissed. Punk's attorneys claim that Cabana failed to properly argue why the lawsuit should stand, instead choosing to point back to the allegations in the amended lawsuit. Furthermore, Punk's side claims that the offer from Punk's attorney to continue to represent Cabana after Punk and Cabana had a falling out over the course of Dr. Chris Amann lawsuit would not be a legally enforceable contract that Punk allegedly breached.
In an official response to Cabana's lawsuit, Punk said, claims that he would pay for Cabana's legal fees "are entirely unfounded, are totally false, and are insulting."
Punk's defense argument is that Cabana was being covered legally, but something Cabana allegedly did ended up creating a situation that led to him being dropped as a client by Punk's team. Punk is also arguing that even if there was an agreement between the two sides, Cabana would sever that agreement in June 2016 when he informed Punk's team he was willing to pay for his own legal defense in the legal battle against Chris Amann.
Discovery in the case will continue through May 7 and there will be a case management conference on May 21 at 9:30 a.m.