Update: wrestlers’ class action against WWE

When guestblogging at this site not long ago, Daniel Schwartz of the Connecticut Employment Law Blog contributed a highly popular post about the class-action lawsuit filed by three professional wrestlers (“Raven”, “Chris Kanyon”, and “‘Above Average’ Mike Sanders”), a lawsuit based on the theory that the three had been improperly categorized as independent contractors while in reality standing in the position of employees to Connecticut-based World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Now he’s posted a couple of substantial updates at his blog (Oct. 4, Oct. 8) introducing the litigants, attorneys and judge, describing how the suit can be expected to unfold, and explaining why its outcome might turn out to be important for those other than wrestlers and their fans.