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CM Punk files countersuit against Colt Cabana in legal fees battle


The ongoing feud between former friends CM Punk and Colt Cabana will continue in the judicial arena as first reported by PWInsider.

PWInsider reported that on June 18th, Punk (Phil Brooks) filed a countersuit against Cabana (Scott Colton) in Illinois Circuit Court for $600,000, interest, and other fees in response to an amended suit Cabana filed against Punk in August 2018. In that suit, Cabana is looking for unpaid legal fees due to a breach of contract as he claims Punk said he would cover those fees

The fees are associated with the lawsuit WWE doctor Dr. Chris Amann filed against the two following their infamous November 2014 podcast where Punk claimed, among other things, that he was misdiagnosed by Amann which caused him further medical issues. They won that lawsuit and did not have to pay damages to Amann.

The Cabana suit, now in its third amendment, is seeking $200,000 in incurred fees and additional damages from Punk after Punk's legal team dropped Cabana as a client. However, Punk claims he spent $1.2 million in fees for both of them and was never reimbursed by Cabana, effectively breaching their contract.

Cabana's side must respond to the countersuit by July 3rd. The court also has to rule on whether several parts of the lawsuit should be sealed due to attorney-client privileges.