WWE seeks to have brain injury lawsuit tossed

World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to dismiss the sixth lawsuit filed on behalf of a former wrestler who claims he suffered a traumatic brain injury.

The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that the 47-page brief filed in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Friday, also asks the judge to sanction the wrestler’s attorney, Konstantine Kyros, and for Kyros and his co-counsels to pay two law firms representing the WWE more than $1 million in legal fees.

The brief notes that the court has reprimanded Kyros for his handling of several lawsuits against the wrestling empire since 2014, the law tribune reports.

U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant, who admonished Kyros last month and threw out two lawsuits filed by him on behalf of the families of two former wrestlers whose deaths were allegedly linked to traumatic brain injuries suffered in the ring, will also handle the pending case.

This article was first published in Stamford Advocate.

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