The lawsuit between Vince McMahon and former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck is slated to go to trial this summer.
Luck had filed a lawsuit against McMahon, the ex-owner of the XFL, for wrongful termination. Luck believes he was fired without cause and under the terms of his contract he is owed his pay for the remaining three years on the contract, which has a personal guarantee attached to it by McMahon.
Luck is looking to get more than $23 million of his contract in addition to damages and attorney fees as he was supposed to make $35 million in the role. It should be noted that McMahon decided to file a countersuit for nearly $600,000 as he alleges Luck abandoned his job when the pandemic hit.
The original trial date was October 8, 2021, then pushed back to March 7, 2022. PWinsider.com reports the new trial date is for July 11, 2022.
The delay in getting the trial started was due to evidence and both sides being ready to go to court. There had been an argument regarding the contents of Luck’s cell phone that he used for personal usage instead of strictly business.
The judge also had to rule whether those contents were relevant to the case as Luck’s side believed McMahon’s side should be prohibited from disclosing personal information from the phone.