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9th Circ. Won’t Hear UFC Appeal Of Fighter Wage Class Cert.


November 2, 2023

The Ninth Circuit has declined to take on an appeal from the Ultimate Fighting Championship challenging the class certification granted to a group of UFC fighters accusing the organization of repressing their wages to the tune of more than $1 billion.

The single-page order came down in the long-running litigation Wednesday and didn’t include any analysis, just a few sentences granting leave to file briefs and replies and a single line saying that “the petition for permission to appeal is denied.”

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The fighters are represented by Eric L. Cramer, Michael Dell’Angelo, Patrick F. Madden and Joshua P. Davis of Berger Montague, Joseph R. Saveri and Kevin E. Rayhill of Joseph Saveri Law Firm LLP, Benjamin D. Brown, Richard A. Koffman and Daniel H. Silverman of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Bradley S. Schrager of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP, Robert C. Maysey and Jerome K. Elwell of Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek PLC, William G. Caldes of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis PC, John D. Radice of Radice Law Firm PC and Frederick S. Schwartz of The Law Office of Frederick S. Schwartz.

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