On 3/2, Meehan’s lawyer filed a “Notice Of Dismissal” request in United States District Court Central District Of California. Meehan won a default judgment against the woman, due to her not responding to the summons.
TO THE COURT AND ALL PARTIES IN THIS ACTION, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT plaintiff, Joseph R. Meehan (Meehan), voluntarily dismisses without prejudice defendant, REDACTED. REDACTED has not answered or filed a motion for summary judgment. This notice is made pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(1)(A). Dated: March 2, 2021, Los Angeles, California UTZURRUM LAW OFFICES, A.P.C
Meehan filed the lawsuit in the United States District and Central Court on 10/7, claiming the women made untrue allegations against him, resulting in damages to his reputation and his livelihood.
His complaint stated he did not assault the woman, and any “intimate acts” were made with “clear consent”.
The judge said Meehan “has not adequately responded to the OSC. It is well-established that a district court has authority to dismiss a plaintiff’s action due to her failure to prosecute and/or to comply with court orders”
On 1/4, a California judge dismissed Meehan’s case against former ROH wrestler Pelle Tsichilis, aka Pelle Primeau. That case has now been transferred to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania US District Court, and has been assigned to a judge as of 1/6. Pelle Primeau is currently crowdfunding legal fees to aid in fighting the case. On 2/24, he received a 30-day extension to answer the complaint. His reply is due on 3/26.
This week, an event scheduled for later this month was promoted featuring Joey Ryan.