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The Latest Updates on Jeff Jarrett’s Lawsuit Against Anthem Sports

August 27, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka

It was reported back on August 14th that Jeff Jarrett and his company, Global Force Entertainment LLC filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Impact Wrestling owner Anthem Sports & Entertainment in the United States District Court of Tennessee.

According to Pwinsider.com, Jeff Jarrett’s side filed a motion (on August 24th) with the United States District Court of Tennessee regarding the Global Force Wrestling master copies, requesting an expedited discovery where each side gets to request information of the other side through request for answers to interrogatories, request for documents, etc. regarding the masters while also requesting ruling requiring Anthem to allow them access to the masters so they can be copied as Jarrett’s side has filed a copyright on each hour of the 16 hours worth of footage.

Basically, GFW needs copies of the tapes to file copyrights on the Amped! content. The motion also notes that as of the 24th that neither Anthem nor their attorneys have responded to a letter sent on 8/10 (the same day the Jarrett/GWE vs. Anthem lawsuit was filed) requesting they “voluntarily produce the masters of the episodes for inspection and copying”, which is why they are now asking the court to intervene.