WWE Seeking Over $500,000 In Legal Fees Over Concussion Lawsuit

WWE is looking for a large sum of money from Konstantine Kyros over his dismissed concussion lawsuit.

According to Law360, WWE and Vince McMahon are seeking $573,770.44 in legal fees from attorney Konstantine Kyros. They are also searching for an additional $39,844.00 in fees and costs in connection with their applications following the Second Circuit’s decision.

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WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt said, "[Kyros] violated court orders, didn’t comply with court orders, ignored court orders that cautioned him to cease certain behavior or risk sanctions. He would continue the same kind of behavior. He plagiarized and made false allegations based on other lawsuits against the NFL, where he would just parrot allegations that had been made against the NFL or its personnel, and would just change [text], reading from ‘NFL’ to ‘WWE.’ The liability for sanctions has been established in three different court orders, that he’s supposed to pay all of our attorney’s fees in connection with various things he did wrong. The only thing left to be determined is how much that is."

In September 2020, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed an appeal by attorney Konstantine Kyros and former WWE wrestlers who claimed the company didn't protect them from head injuries that could have resulted in CTE. Judge Vanessa L. Bryant of the United States District Court of Connecticut originally dismissed the case in September 2018, but Kyros appealed the decision. The dismissal by the U.S. Court of Appeals was an affirmation of the original decision.

In February, Kyros filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court to review the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming the dismissal of the class action lawsuits brought by former WWE wrestlers for neurological injuries they sustained in the ring.

Jimmy Snuka, Balls Mahoney, Paul Orndorff, Mr. Fuji, and more were named in the suit.

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