WWE Seeks To Toss Class Action Out Of Ring

Law360, New York (August 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three men who used to wrestle for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are tag-teaming in a putative class action that claims the WWE enriched itself at their expense by using “sham” employment contracts. But a lawyer for the WWE said Monday the world-famous wrestling outfit plans to lay the smackdown on the case.

According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the booking contracts the three men signed wrongly characterized them as independent contractors, thereby denying them tax withholdings and...
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