WWE Slams Wrestler's Publicity Rights Suit

Law360, San Diego (February 2, 2012, 4:17 PM EST) -- World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. urged a Georgia federal court on Wednesday to knock out retired wrestler “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers’ suit over the company’s sale of DVDs using his name and likeness without authorization, arguing that he consented to the recording of his performances.

The WWE claims in its dismissal motion that Somers’ complaint is based on the erroneous conclusion that the plaintiff has the sole legal right to his name and likeness and that it fails to meet the pleading standards under Bell Atlantic v....
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