Judge throws out concussions lawsuit filed by ex-wrestlers, many of whom were WWE stars
(Jimmy Snuka[The family of Jimmy Snuka], Paul Orndorff, Road Warrior Animal, King Kong Bundy and Mr. Fuji[The Family of Mr. Fuji])
Jimmy Snuka and Mr. Fuji are deceased…..Many feel the work environment of the World Wrestling Federation, now WWE, with the heavy chair shots to the head culture, may have led to Snuka and Fuji’s demise/deaths…
HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage.
U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford threw out the lawsuit Monday, saying many of the claims were frivolous or filed after the statute of limitations expired. Stamford-based WWE denied the lawsuit’s allegations.
Bryant also criticized the wrestlers’ lawyer, Konstantine Kyros, based in Hingham, Massachusetts, for repeatedly failing to comply with court rules and orders and ordered him to pay WWE’s legal fees, which could total hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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