A mistrial has officially been declared in the Jeff Jarrett and Global Wrestling Entertainment vs. Anthem Wrestling lawsuit.
According to a report by PWInsider, United States District Court Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. declared a mistrial earlier today after Anthem filed a motion requesting such. Numerous factors came up following Anthem’s request for a mistrial. A claim from Jarrett’s lawyer had prejudiced the jury by stating that Ed Nordholm was not present for court proceedings on July 20th, as well as by bringing up numbers regarding liabilities in closing arguments despite the court stressing that they were to be left for the discussion about potential damages.
The judge has ordered that the GFW Amped! tapes that are a big part of the lawsuit be preserved, and a conference call is scheduled for September 11th to begin setting up a new trial.
The verdict — in which the jury found Anthem Media liable — has been vacated and the jury has been dismissed.