Update on Zuffa Antitrust Lawsuit

April 25, 2015

In a brief litigation update, the parties in the Zuffa Antitrust lawsuit recently agreed to mediation to occur no later than September 30, 2015.  The decision was determined as part of a pre-trial case management conference.

The parties met and conferred as to whether dispute resolution was appropriate for the case.  The parties have stipulated that mediation is premature at this point due to the upcoming motions related to transferring the venue to Nevada and Zuffa’s Motion to Dismiss which will be determined in July.  But, the parties agreed to mediation, and choosing a mediator, by the end of September.

Le, et al. and Zuffa ADR Stipulation

ADR Certification by the Parties

Payout Perspective:

Means nothing at this point since the decision is a perfunctory matter under the local court rules (see CR 16) as litigation in this matter progresses.  Based on the decisions in the Motion to Transfer and Motion to Dismiss, one party may be more willing than the other to mediate the case.  It would have also been likely that the Judge may facilitate (i.e., force) the parties into ADR (“alternative dispute resolution”) at some point.  Even if the parties mediate the case, there is no guarantee that the case would be resolved at that stage and it may continue to trial.

MMA Payout will keep you updated.

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