WWE SUCCESSFUL IN LAWSUIT AGAINST ITALIAN WWE TV LICENSEE
By Mike Johnson
on 2012-07-17 21:15:00
World Wrestling Entertainment was successful in a lawsuit they filed against Interactive S.P.A. based out of Italy for breach of contract in regard to money owed to the company for licensing WWE Television to Interactive for Italian cable networks Sportitalia Channel and SI Live and for the rights to an Italian language version of the WWE website.
In February 2011, WWE filed a lawsuit alleging they were owed $551,087.50 for television rights that are past due and $129,752.20 for website rights, plus interest.
Interactive S.P.A. failed to respond to the lawsuit and the court ruled on 7/3 that WWE was to be awarded a default judgment against the company for $580,839.20.