According to a recent report from PWInsider.com, CM Punk has filed a countersuit against his former friend Colt Cabana this past June 18th. Punk is reportedly seeking $600,000 for general damages as well as interest and legal fees in response to an amended lawsuit that Cabana filed in August of 2018.
In 2015, WWE Doctor Chris Amann sued CM Punk & Colt Cabana for comments Punk made on Colt Cabana’s Podcast where Punk said, among other claims, that WWE Doctor Chris Amann misdiagnosed an MRSA staph infection as a fatty deposit. Punk also claimed that a doctor said to him via his wife AJ Lee that he should be dead in a few months after wrestling with the staph infection. At the time, the jury would rule in favor of CM Punk & Colt Cabana, and they did not have to pay anything to WWE Doctor Chris Amann.
This past August, Colt Cabana would then sue CM Punk for breach of contract and fraud over legal fees related to the lawsuit. Cabana would claim that CM Punk promised to cover his legal bills, however Punk’s legal team dropped him as a client. Colt Cabana would then get his own representation after their falling out. At the time, Colt Cabana would be seeking $200,000 for his personal legal costs and additional damages.
CM Punk would then claim that he spent $1.2 million in legal fees between himself and Cabana in The Amann lawsuit and was never reimbursed, which he stated “violated fundamental principles of justice, equality, and good conscience” and breached their contract. Punk would also note that the podcast with Cabana was immensely popular, however he never received any compensation for it. Cabana’s side will have to respond to the countersuit by July 3rd.
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