Zuffa is attempting to delay their obligations for discovery in the UFC Anti Trust Lawsuits until after their motion to dismiss the claims is heard. Reasons for judgement were released this week by Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen scheduling July 28th as the hearing date for this motion with the Court noting as follows –
PEGGY A. LEEN, Magistrate Judge.
WHEREAS, the Court set the hearing date on Zuffa, LLC’s Motion to Stay Discovery (Doc. #103) for July 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.;
WHEREAS, counsel representing Zuffa, LLC (“Zuffa”) has a conflict on July 21, 2015;
WHEREAS, the parties met, conferred and agreed that July 28, 2015 was a suitable alternative date on which to have the Motion heard;
WHEREAS, Zuffa’s counsel has confirmed with the Court’s staff that July 28 is an acceptable date to the Court.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties, through their respective counsel of record, that the July 21, 2015 hearing date on Zuffa’s Motion to Stay Discovery shall be continued to July 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Earlier this week the Plaintiff’s filed their opposition to Zuffa’s motion. Zuffa has until July 14 to file their reply.
Jason Cruz at MMAPayout obtained a copy of the Plaintiff’s opposition to Zuffa’s motion which can be found here.