WWE and Gabe Sapolsky are no longer part of the lawsuit filed by Samantha Tavel (Candy Cartwright).
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Judge Manish S. Shah terminated them as defendants in a 14-page ruling on March 24 (via PWInsider).
Riddle's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit was denied.
The court ruled that Tavel failed to prove factually that the court held jurisdiction over WWE or Sapolsky and could not prove that either was in any way connected to her claims against Riddle.
In October 2020, Tavel filed a lawsuit against EVOLVE Wrestling, Gabe Sapolsky, Riddle, and World Wrestling Entertainment, seeking 10 million dollars from each defendant.
In the motion for dismissal filed by Gabe on January 8, several different reasons are noted as to why he feels the court should dismiss the proceedings against him, arguing that Tavel’s lawsuit fails to State a cognizable claim under the Illinois Gender Violence Act. You can view Sapolsky's motion to dismiss by clicking here.
On December 8, Riddle filed a motion to dismiss with claims that Tavel's lawsuit fails to establish that the Circuit Court of Cook County has jurisdiction over him and that the allegations also fail to meet federal pleading requirements. You can view his argument to dismiss by clicking here.
As Riddle's motion was denied, Tavel's lawsuit against him will continue.