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Alberto El Patron Files Response to Combate Global’s Motion to Dismiss His Lawsuit

November 8, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Alberto El Patron has filed his response to a motion by Combate Global to dismiss his lawsuit against them alleging breach of contract. As reported in October, El Patron filed suit against the MMA company alleging that they owe him $250,000 for his fight against Tito Ortiz and December of 2019, as well as claiming that the promotion maintains control of his social media accounts even though his relationship with them is over.

Combate Global filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on October 10th, but the judge denied it two days later and said she would take up the discussion at a November 12th hearing, giving El Patron until November 5th to respond. He filed his response on November 5th per PWInsider, arguing that the case should not be dismissed.

In the November 5th filing, Patron’s lawyer takes issue with Combate’s claim that the lawsuit has “lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim.” He argues that “The central factual issue in this case is whether [El Patron] received full payment for the services he performed for Defendants under a series of agreements” and proceeds to lay out why they believe that their claims have sufficient facts to require an answer from the defendants.

Patron is suing for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and conversion (for not returning his social media accounts). He is seeking the $250,000 he is owed, at least $26,250 in interest, attorney’s costs and fees, the return of all social media accounts and “such other and further relief as may be just and proper.”