The lawsuit continues.
Back in August, Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment hit IMPACT Wrestling and Anthem with a lawsuit over copyright infringement.
Last month, representatives of Anthem requested that Jarrett's lawsuit be dismissed because Jarrett is claiming that there is copyright infringement on the GFW Amped content but there were no actual copyrights filed on the footage prior to this lawsuit. Anthem also filed a motion arguing that the court lacked jurisdiction over the companies related to Impact Wrestling. The motion noted that Anthem Sports itself is a "Canadian holding company that has no day to day operations other than the ownership of several subsidiaries that house the various Anthem brands. Its primary place of business is in Toronto, Canada" and that it does not do business in the state of Tennessee.
In the latest update, PWInsider reports that Jarrett has filed a response, disputing Anthem's claims that Tennessee has no jurisdiction over the lawsuit. Jarrett points out the following examples that they claim prove Anthem would indeed fall under Tennessee law:
- A June 2018 press release announcing Peter Einstein had joined Anthem Sports & Entertainment as CEO, listing Nashville as among the cities where the company held offices.
- A LinkedIn.com profile for Shane Emerson, the Director of International Content Distribution for Anthem Sports & Entertainment, listing Nashville as his location of business.
- Impact Wrestling's Twitter account, listing Nashville, TN as its location.
- Impact Wrestling's Instagram account, listing Nashville, TN as its location.
A jury trial date of June 30, 2020 has been set in the case.