Fedor Deposed and an Affliction attorney withdraws from M1/Affliction case

August 24, 2010

Last week we gave you an update on the case involving M-1 and Fedor Emelianenko suing Affliction for breach of contract due to Affliction abruptly canceling its third PPV.

According to Marc Hines, the attorney for the plaintiffs, Fedor and Fedor’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein were deposed two weeks ago in Southern California. Fedor’s deposition took one day and he utilized a court interpreter to respond to questions. “I thought our guys came across really well. We are really pleased with their testimony,” said Hines of his clients.

Hines stated that Todd Beard, the former co-owner of Affliction, will be deposed this week.

Also, Judd Burstein, the  high profile New York attorney that served as co-counsel for Affliction has filed a motion to withdraw as its counsel. Burstein had represented Affliction for a little over a month as on July 20th the court granted Burstein’s application to represent Affliction. According to court filings, Affliction determined it “unnecessary to employ two sets of counsel in this matter.” A motion on this issue will be heard on November 1st. Hines indicated that Fedor and M-1 would not oppose Burstein’s motion for withdrawal. The law firm of Silverstein & Huston remains as attorneys of record for Affliction.

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