Law360, New York (July 29, 2015, 5:02 PM ET) -- The Ultimate
Fighting Championship may have to produce some documents while it
seeks to knock out a proposed class action by mixed martial artists
who accuse the UFC of illegally dominating the sport, a Nevada
federal judge said Tuesday, leaving the scope of discovery
In a brief order following a Tuesday hearing, U.S. Magistrate
Judge Peggy A. Leen denied the UFC's request to order a halt in
discovery until U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware II rules on
its motion to dismiss the litigation. But she ordered the both
sides to meet and work out a procedure, saying now is no time for
Cramer, an attorney for the plaintiffs, praised the order as a
step forward for a case that he said the plaintiffs had thoroughly
pleaded in their complaint.
"We were pleased that we are able to move forward with discovery
in the case," he said.