Lesnar files own Motion to Dismiss Hunt lawsuit

March 27, 2017

A day after Brock Lesnar was officially served the lawsuit filed by Mark Hunt, his attorneys have filed a Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit.  Howard Jacobs, the California attorney specializing in drug testing and represented Lesnar in his case against USADA, is also representing him in this lawsuit.

Lesnar has joined the UFC and Dana White’s Motion to Dismiss which was filed last month and provided its own briefing specific to Lesnar’s case.  The first matter Lesnar’s motion argued was that Hunt’s RICO violations were not sufficient to stand against Lesnar.

Specifically, it joins the UFC/White’s argument regarding the perceived missteps by Hunt in stating that he lacks “standing” – essentially the legal right, to pursue a Civil RICO Claim.  Here, Lesnar highlights that Hunt’s damages are speculative at best.  He also identifies that Hunt does not show the requisite steps needed to uphold a Civil RICO claim.  Essentially, there is no “pattern of racketeering activity” by an “enterprise.”

Lesnar’s attorneys state that Hunt’s claim is “so incredibly deficient” as to the WWE superstar that “it is difficult to know where to event begin.”

The motion argues that Hunt’s complaint as to the RICO violation does not show an existence of a RICO conspiracy.  Basically, Lesnar contends that you cannot simply allege a conspiracy violating the RICO statute just because there are multiple allegations.

Payout Perspective:

Lesnar’s Motion to Dismiss was obviously premeditated prior to service on the WWE sports entertainer.  The motion details the deficiencies that may likely halt the lawsuit before it begins with respect to the Civil RICO claims.  The motion identifies for the court the issues it has with claiming that there was a conspiracy set forth by the UFC, White and to his extent, Lesnar.  If nothing else, we might see the court dismissing the Civil RICO claim as to Lesnar.  MMA Payout will have more on this.  Stay tuned.

One Response to “Lesnar files own Motion to Dismiss Hunt lawsuit”

  1. Wil on March 29th, 2017 11:04 AM

    RICO statutes, I still cant get over that, the UFC better do all it can to fight that label or there goes some sponsors

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