Bellator Fighting Championships suffered a setback last week in Zuffa LLC’s lawsuit against them when a Nevada Federal District Court judge stymied an attempt to put the brakes on factual discovery in the case until the court gets a chance to decide Bellator’s motion to dismiss.
Originally filed in Nevada’s Clark County Court, Zuffa’s complaint accuses Bellator and prominent fighter agent Ken Pavia (MMAagents) of conspiring to use documents that Zuffa considers “trade secrets” for their personal gain in the MMA market -- namely, “promotional documents, bout agreements, sponsorship forms, extension letters, injury forms, and the like ...” Bellator and Pavia scored an early victory in the case when Bellator successfully petitioned to get the case kicked from state court over to the Nevada Federal District Court, an often-exercised option by defendants and a way of avoiding litigation in front of politically elected state judges. Federal judges are appointed, not elected.
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