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WWE files 24-page memorandum asking for arbitration and siding with McMahon in Janel Grant lawsuit

In a 24-page memorandum filed by WWE in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut yesterday, WWE has sided with its ex Executive Chairman Vince McMahon in his motion to compel arbitration.

“Simply put, Grant has no claims actionable in this Court because the separation and
non-disclosure agreement she signed with McMahon and WWE (the “Agreement”)—the monetary benefits of which she concededly accepted and retained—contains an arbitration provision that unambiguously precludes this Court from adjudicating her claims,” WWE’s filing said.

The NDA that Grant signed had a clause that any future legal issues would be resolved in a binding arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act.

“The language is clear and unconditional. Not only are Grant’s allegations squarely within the scope of the arbitration provision, but the Agreement also expressly commits to arbitration the issue of arbitrability itself. Accordingly, this Court should enforce the parties’ agreed-upon method of addressing Grant’s claims and compel this action to arbitration,” it continued.

WWE wrote that it disputes Grant’s allegations but for purpose of this motion only, they assume the truth of facts alleged in her original complaint.

The company also pointed out that in the agreement she signed, written in all caps was a clause that says Grant acknowledges that she will wave any right to pursue or bring a lawsuit or make any legal claims against McMahon and or WWE and any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives.

Colin Vassallo
Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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